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How to Install Davinci Resolve in Debian Linux

DaVinci Resolve is a professional video editing software. It releases native Linux versions. In this blog, you will learn how to properly install DaVinci Resolve on your Linux desktop.

I write this article, especially targeting Debian Linux users, but all the Debian derivative distributions (Ubuntu, PopOS, Linux Mint) can follow this guide.

Install Graphics Driver

DaVinci Resolve software depends heavily on your graphics card. Therefore installing a proprietary Nvidia graphics card is very necessary to get optimal performance.

If you are using AMD cards, then the drivers are already included in the kernel itself. No need to install extra drivers.

First, open the /etc/apt/sources.list file.

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Then append the contrib, non-free, and non-free-firmware words in the deb bookworm main line. This may be the very first line in your sources.list file. The final line should look like this.

# Debian Bookworm
deb bookworm main contrib non-free non-free-firmware

Now update the package manager and install Nvidia proprietary driver.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install -y nvidia-driver firmware-misc-nonfree

After successful installation, now install the Nvidia Cuda. DaVinci Resolve needs the Cuda cores to accelerate your video editing workflow.

sudo apt install nvidia-cuda-dev nvidia-cuda-toolkit

Now reboot your computer and proceed to the next step.

sudo reboot

Install DaVinci Resolve on Debian Linux

Before proceeding, first, install the required dependencies of Davinci Resolve for a successful installation.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install -y xorriso fakeroot ocl-icd-opencl-dev libssl3 libxcb-composite0 libxcb-cursor0 libxcb-xinerama0

Now download DaVinci Resolve from its official website.

After downloading, extract the archive and double-click on the .run file to install DaVinci Resolve on your Debian Linux desktop. Alternatively, you can open a terminal in your download directory and run the following command.


Congratulations, you have successfully installed DaVinci Resolve on your Debian Linux desktop.

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