DaVinci Resolve is not designed to run on Ubuntu out-of-the-box (it’s designed for Redhat/CentOS). So we need some trickery.

Download it: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/ca/products/davinciresolve/

Install pre-requisites:

sudo apt-get install libssl-dev libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-dev
sudo ln -s /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libssl.so.1.0.0 /usr/lib/libssl.so.10
sudo ln -s /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcrypto.so.1.0.0 /usr/lib/libcrypto.so.10

Install OpenCL:

sudo apt install ocl-icd-libopencl1 opencl-headers clinfo ocl-icd-opencl-dev

# Intel IvyBridge+ Support (i.e. 3xxx)
sudo apt install beignet

# Otherwise `clinfo` can't find an OpenCL device

Install DaVinci Resolve:

# Unzip and enter installer's folder
sudo ./DaVinci_Resolve_14.2_Linux.sh

# say `y` for yes

# now for ease of use, you should own the resolve folder
cd /opt/
sudo chown -R yourname:yourname resolve

This is about as far as I got.

If you ever need to repeat the genuine install step, you can delete the `/opt/resolve` folder and re-run the install. Be sure to re-own the folder though.

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Without the OpenCL drivers, I get the welcome first-run, but it never actually starts once configured.

With the OpenCL drivers, the app starts, but warns me it can’t find a usable GPU.

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Also, word has is DaVinci can’t export MP4 on Linux (at least as of Resolve 14). There’s also a lot of whining about audio support not quite working right, but I’m not sure about this yet.