Package Details: davinci-resolve 16.2.6-1

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Package Base: davinci-resolve
Description: Professional A/V post-production software suite from Blackmagic Design
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Keywords: blackmagic davinci editor resolve video
Licenses: Commercial
Conflicts: davinci-resolve, davinci-resolve-studio, davinci-resolve-studio-beta
Provides: davinci-resolve
Submitter: jonathon
Maintainer: satriani
Last Packager: satriani
Votes: 64
Popularity: 4.21
First Submitted: 2017-04-19 20:57
Last Updated: 2020-09-08 06:01

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satriani commented on 2018-09-12 08:02

Issues and bugs, please report on the official forum here: Thank you!

You can check if you have a working configuration here:

ATTENTION: Please don't flag this package as out-of-date before beta version has been released as stable!

This is a current stable Package!

The current free beta is available here:

And for current studio beta here:


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joukim commented on 2020-09-28 01:41

I had the problem with -> Stuck on "Looking for control surface" than close itself.

Solved using prime-run /opt/resolve/bin/resolve

In my case, it's a notebook with Nvidia and Intel cards.

Nitsuga commented on 2020-09-27 19:47


The reason it doesn't work is a conflict between mesa (through and Resolve's They both export the symbol filter and there's a conflict. I recompiled ncurses adding visiblity("hidden") to that function but later on Resolve tries to use the clGetGLContextInfoKHR OpenCL function which is currently missing in Intel's OpenCL implementation. The recompiling trick might work for AMD APUs however, I don't have one to test.

satriani commented on 2020-09-08 06:13

Hey folks. I'm really sorry but I can't reproduce this issues right now. I am privately very busy and unfortunately I cannot invest enough time. As soon as I have some free time, I will take care of it. However, I am happy to receive suggestions for solutions to existing issues.

bartus commented on 2020-09-04 07:28

@satriani: First, kudos for creating craziest PKGBUILD I've seen so far.

Everting works great here {cpu:i7-4790k,gpu:gtx970,nvidia:450.66,cuda:11.0} but I've notice small hiccup in post_{install,remove}.

On my system /usr/share/applications/default.list is missing and this errors pops up in pacman.log when {un,}install davinci-resovle

Perhaps, would be nice to touch this file to make sure it exist before appending. Or redirect grep stderr to null 2>&- ?
309480 [2020-09-04T09:29:21+0200] [PACMAN] Running 'pacman -S davinci-resolve'
309481 [2020-09-04T09:29:27+0200] [ALPM] running '00-informant.hook'...
309482 [2020-09-04T09:29:27+0200] [ALPM] transaction started
309483 [2020-09-04T09:29:27+0200] [ALPM] installed libpng12 (1.2.59-2)
309484 [2020-09-04T09:29:27+0200] [ALPM] installed lib32-libpng12 (1.2.59-2)
309485 [2020-09-04T09:29:57+0200] [ALPM] installed davinci-resolve (16.2.5-1)
309486 [2020-09-04T09:29:57+0200] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] Updating icon cache...
309487 [2020-09-04T09:29:57+0200] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] gtk-update-icon-cache: No theme index file.
309488 [2020-09-04T09:29:57+0200] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] Installing the default app associations...
309489 [2020-09-04T09:29:57+0200] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] grep: /usr/share/applications/defaults.list: No such file or directory
309490 [2020-09-04T09:29:57+0200] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] application/x-resolveproj=com.blackmagicdesign.resolve.desktop /usr/share/applications/defaults.list
309491 [2020-09-04T09:29:57+0200] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] /application\/x-resolveproj=com.blackmagicdesign.resolve.desktop;/d /usr/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache
309492 [2020-09-04T09:30:01+0200] [ALPM] transaction completed
309532 [2020-09-04T09:30:37+0200] [PACMAN] Running 'pacman -Rs davinci-resolve'
309533 [2020-09-04T09:30:38+0200] [ALPM] transaction started
309534 [2020-09-04T09:30:39+0200] [ALPM] removed davinci-resolve (16.2.5-1)
309535 [2020-09-04T09:30:39+0200] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] grep: /usr/share/applications/defaults.list: No such file or directory
309536 [2020-09-04T09:30:39+0200] [ALPM] removed libpng12 (1.2.59-2)
309537 [2020-09-04T09:30:39+0200] [ALPM] removed lib32-libpng12 (1.2.59-2)
309538 [2020-09-04T09:30:40+0200] [ALPM] transaction completed

andthenit commented on 2020-08-27 20:18

    Sadly app is not starting. Stuck on "Looking for control surface" than close itself.

Can anyone confirm?

I can confirm

Marcel_K commented on 2020-08-17 21:49

Yes, I can confirm, using AMDGPU-PRO (using amdgpu-core-meta-20.30_1109583-1 amdgpu-pro-core-meta-20.30_1109583-1 amdgpu-pro-libgl-20.30_1109583-1).

~/.local/share/DaVinciResolve/logs/ResolveDebug.txt is at

@tosziro: please share your configuration and your ResolveDebug.txt.

satriani commented on 2020-08-15 12:00

Sadly app is not starting. Stuck on "Looking for control surface" than close itself.

Can anyone confirm?

tosziro commented on 2020-08-14 13:28

Sadly app is not starting. Stuck on "Looking for control surface" than close itself.

ghfujianbin commented on 2020-07-25 02:50

"ERROR: was not found in the build directory and is not a URL."

I'm getting this error. Did they change the download ID or something? Pls take a look. Thanks.

jhernberg commented on 2020-07-04 14:05

Though to be honest, I don't know if it's actually needed or not.

Edit: I think that dependency could be removed.. I ran ldd on all the executables in /opt/resolve/bin, and it doesn't look like anything links to it.