Install DaVinci Resolve Edit on GitHub

Install prerequisite packages

The following packages will be needed to build and install DaVinci Resolve:

sudo apt install libssl1.1 ocl-icd-opencl-dev fakeroot xorriso

DaVinci Resolve requires either CUDA or OpenCL. If you are using an NVIDIA GPU, install CUDA using this command:

sudo apt install system76-cuda-latest

If you are using an AMD GPU, install the AMDGPU-PRO driver from AMD’s website here for OpenCL support.

Download DaVinci Resolve and the MakeResolveDeb script

Please note that the MakeResolveDeb script is not created by Black Magic or System76 and is maintained by the community.

DaVinci Resolve can be downloaded here. Select the regular DaVinci Resolve version and not the Studio version, unless you have a license for the Studio version.

Download button

Before DaVinci Resolve will download, the website asks you to fill in a contact form (shown below).

Questions for download

Also download the MakeResolveDeb script from here.

Extract the Zip Files

Once DaVinci Resolve is downloaded, extract the zip file by right-clicking on the Davinci Resolve zip file in the Files application and selecting “Extract Here” from the menu.

Next, extract the MakeResolveDeb zip file into the same directory where the DaVinci Resolve files were extracted by right-clicking on the MakeResolveDeb zip file, selecting “Extract to…” from the menu, and choosing the newly created DaVinci Resolve directory.

Create the .deb File

Open the DaVinci Resolve directory, right click on an empty space between/below the file icons, and select ‘Open in Terminal.’

In the new Terminal window, run this command if you are using the free-of-cost version of DaVinci Resolve:

./makeresolvedeb*.sh lite

Or this command if you are using the paid Studio version of DaVinci Resolve:

./makeresolvedeb*.sh studio

Once the script finishes running and the terminal prompt returns, run this command to install DaVinci Resolve:

sudo dpkg -i davinci-resolve*_amd64.deb

After installing, DaVinci Resolve will be ready to launch from your Activities menu:

DaVinci Resolve Icon

DaVinci Loading Screen

DaVinci App Open

Article last modified: 2020-04-30