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Permissions for DaVinci Resolve

Post by geomcd1949 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:56 pm

I downloaded and installed DaVinci Resolve. When I try to open it, I'm told I don't have permission to do so. I'm on Mint 18.3 and am the only user of the computer. Thanks!
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Re: Permissions for DaVinci Resolve

Post by vansloneker » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:32 am

I worked with DaVinci Resolve on a regular consumer PC running Windows, where I found it to be hopelessly unstable. Crash after crash.

Anyway I was curious about your question and downloaded and installed on my recent Mint 18.3 installation.
The manual wants to install using the root account. Since there is no root account in Mint I used sudo.
The installation reported an error:

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Extracting files...
tar: /usr/lib64: Cannot open: no such file or directory
tar: error is not recoverable: exiting now
./install.sh: line 49: Exit_With_Error: command not found
resolve: no process found\
Copying Resolve files...
(etc.)
bmdpaneld: no process found
Resolve System Updated
It does not start at all on my system, no errors, no crashes.

Not sure what your skills in video editing are but you may want to try ShotCut which is a very stable editor or OpenShot.
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Re: Permissions for DaVinci Resolve

Post by geomcd1949 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:49 pm

Hi Vansloneker,

Thanks for the reply and the heads-up on Resolve on Windows. I wanted to test it on Linux, and that's why I tried to install it. I usually cut with Lightworks.

I'm wondering if there is a Mint Terminal command that would allow opening a downloaded program that apparently requires sudo privileges.

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Re: Permissions for DaVinci Resolve

Post by vansloneker » Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:05 am

I don't know where DaVinci Resolve is installed and what the main executable file is but for as much as I know you could simply run it from a terminal opened in the installation folder using

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sudo DaVinciResolveexecutable
Someone will correct me if I'm wrong. If it still not works maybe you have to look into the rights of the installation folder, but I'm only guessing.

Earlier I've also tested Lightworks. This is a serious editor indeed. The trial limitations of saving to 720p only and re-registering every week kept me from continuing it.
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Re: Permissions for DaVinci Resolve

Post by vansloneker » Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:33 pm

I digged a bit deeper into this.

My desktop launcher does have a lock symbol on the icon. The properties say it should launch '/opt/resolve/bin/resolve'
The permissions of resolve were also for root. I changed them for my username. I tried to launch the regular way and from the terminal and with sudo. From the menu nothing happened. With sudo in the terminal

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/opt/resolve/bin/resolve: error while loading shared libraries: libOpenCL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
In the terminal in the folder it said command not found even though I was in the correct folder and could see it using ls.

By the way I now removed it following these instructions.
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Re: Permissions for DaVinci Resolve

Post by antonymonteiro » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:59 am

Hey there, was facing the same problem so I changed the permission to the

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/opt/resolve
folder

This is done by

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sudo chmod 777 -R /opt/DaVinci_Resolve_15.1.2_Linux
Then make the resolve install file executable

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chmod +x makeresolvedeb_15.1.2-1.sh
Then carry on with the install

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