Uninstall DaVinci Resolve 14 on Ubuntu

If you, like me, were tempted to Download DaVinci Resolve “free”* for Linux. Be aware that when you add folders to your media library, you won’t see your videos encoded in h.264 (which is the most used format).

Update, check also DaVinci Resolve 15 features comparisons free vs commercial (PDF).

Install instructions

Unzip the contents, then from the terminal run:

sudo sh DaVinci_Resolve_14.0.1_Linux.sh

Try to launch it from the command line too, you find the “resolve” program in /opt/resolve/bin

If you see some errors about missing .so files, you may need to install the packages containing the libs:

sudo apt install libssl-dev

You may also need: libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-0

Then create symbolic links as follows:

sudo ln -s /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcrypto.so.1.0.0  /usr/lib/libcrypto.so.10
sudo ln -s /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libssl.so.1.0.0  /usr/lib/libssl.so.10

I wanted to quickly try this video editor on Ubuntu 17.04 and I was highly disappointed not to be able to import any of my DJI drone videos. What’s the point of having a powerful professional editor that doesn’t even natively open any of my videos, while other open source editors like kdenlive, openshot can easily open? And no, I don’t want to convert my videos in a different format, just to open them in DaVinci.

Uninstall instructions

Also I struggled to find a way to uninstall this software, so here the instructions if you want to clean your hard drive after a disappointment similar to mine:

sudo rm -f -r /opt/resolve
sudo rm /usr/share/applications/DaVinci\ Resolve.desktop

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4 thoughts on “Uninstall DaVinci Resolve 14 on Ubuntu

  1. BONIN

    Following all these instructions on Mint18.3, and resolve won’t start.
    here is the text of my installation:
    Uncompressing DaVinci Resolve Installation Package 100%
    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…
    Copying scripts…
    Copying docs…
    Copying Onboarding package…
    Copying Onboarding package…
    Copying UI resources…
    Copying libraries…
    Creating shortcuts…
    bmdpaneld: no process found
    Resolve System Updated

    any idea?Thank you

    1. Paolo Brocco Post author

      You probably figured it out already, looking at the log, try to fix the errors you see, e.g. /usr/lib64 folder is missing in your system.

  2. Shiba

    Thanks, I have been struggling for last 2 days for this. I am new to this Linux, as I can see this package system is very confusing for a non geeky person.

    1. Markus

      Well thats not how it works usually, most programs work great, the guys from Davinci just dont know how to provide a proper package and good Linux support.

      If you want a mature, working and professional Linux video editing tool, use Lightworks, which won an Emmy and was used for many oscar winning movies, but still easy to use.


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