Install DaVinci Resolve 17 On Debian & Ubuntu

In this quick-and-dirty how-to we’re installing DaVinci Resolve 17 on Debian 10. This should also work with Ubuntu 20.04 and derivatives.

Software:
DaVinci Resolve 17
MakeResolveDeb

 1. Install xorriso and fakeroot

sudo apt install fakeroot xorriso

2. Install NVIDIA proprietary drivers (optional)

sudo apt install nvidia-driver nvidia-opencl-icd libcuda1 libnvidia-encode1

3. Create the *.deb package.

./makeresolvedeb_1.4.0_multi.sh DaVinci_Resolve_Studio_17.0b1_Linux.run

4. Install DaVinci Resolve 17

sudo dpkg -i davinci-resolve-studio_17.0b1-mrd1.4.0_amd64.deb

Final bits:
After all that (and a reboot if you installed the NVIDIA drivers) you should have a fully operational DaVinci Resolve 17. Keep in mind that it’s currently in beta so don’t use it in production and expect bugs.

2 Comments
  1. Hi Venn,
    First of all, thanks a lot for your shared experience on DR install process on Linux, and Debian especially.
    I have a question for you about free and studio version: If I start with the free version and by the time need/want to go with the Studio version, do I need to reinstall everything?
    Do I need to uninstall the free version (as mentioned in the FAQ) then reinstall the Studio version with the process you described there?
    It seems that for MAC and Linux we can just install the studio and it will “merge” both to result in only the Studio version (in a way)… (https://forum.blackmagicdesign.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=99817)
    Thanks for your help

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