Install DaVinci Resolve

How to install DaVinci Resolve in Zorin OS.

Download the DaVinci Resolve package

  1. Visit the DaVinci Resolve page on Blackmagic Design’s website to download it.

    Download DaVinci Resolve

  2. Select to download the free “DaVinci Resolve” package unless you’ve purchased “DaVinci Resolve Studio”. Download DaVinci Resolve
  3. Select the “Linux” version of DaVinci Resolve in the new dialog.
  4. The website will ask you to fill in a registration form. You will need to complete this form to download DaVinci Resolve. Registration form

Download the MakeResolveDeb script

The MakeResolveDeb script will convert the DaVinci Resolve package into an installer file that’s compatible with Zorin OS.

Download the MakeResolveDeb script

Install prerequisite packages

You will need to install several software packages before building the DaVinci Resolve installer with the MakeResolveDeb script.

  1. Open the Zorin Menu → Utilities → Terminal.

  2. Enter the following command into the Terminal:

    sudo apt install libssl1.1 ocl-icd-opencl-dev fakeroot xorriso
  3. If your computer has an NVIDIA or AMD Radeon graphics card. Install its graphics drivers if you haven’t done so already.

Extract the downloaded archive files

  1. Open the Files app.
  2. Navigate to the “Downloads” folder.
  3. Right-click on the DaVinci Resolve “.zip” file and select “Extract Here”.
  4. Right-click on the “makeresolvedeb_…” file and select “Extract to…”.
  5. Select the folder to which the DaVinci Resolve files were extracted (in step 3) as the Extract Destination.

Create the .deb installer file

  1. Right-click the folder to which the DaVinci Resolve files were extracted (within your “Downloads” folder) and select “Open in Terminal”

  2. Enter the following command into the Terminal to create the .deb installer file:

    ./makeresolvedeb*.sh DaVinci_Resolve_*

This process may take a few minutes to complete.

Install DaVinci Resolve

In the Terminal, enter the following command to install DaVinci Resolve:

sudo dpkg -i davinci-resolve*_amd64.deb

After the installation completes, DaVinci Resolve will be ready to launch from the “Sound & Video” section of the Zorin Menu.