Davinci Resolve "GPU memory is full" and no menus

I had this issue before re-installing Garuda and wanted to see whether the problem persists. It does persist on a brand new setup.

First, I don’t get access to the application menus.

Second, as soon as I insert a video clip into the timeline, it says “GPU memory is full”.

btw I did try to diagnose this in the past without success, and reported it both here and in BlackMagic forum, with 0 response. And here I’m on clean install so it should be working. I would think it would have been fixed by now but apparently not.

Is DaVinci working fine for others? It’s literally the only real option for video editing on Linux; it sucks to have to revert to Adobe Premiere in a VM as the only option.


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power-profiles-daemon, upowerd Init: systemd v: 255 default: graphical
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Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1637 libs: 445 tools: octopi,paru Compilers:
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inxi: 3.3.34
Garuda (2.6.26-1):
System install date:     2024-05-30
Last full system update: 2024-05-30 ↻
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager dracut nvidia-dkms
Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
Failed units:

Which Version of Davinci Resolve you wanna run?

You have 2 GPU’s did you set it right up?

Did you read the Documentation about using it on Linux Systems?

Nvidia Driver
Ensure that you have the recommended Nvidia driver downloaded and installed from https://www.nvidia.com/Download/
driverResults.aspx/204837/en-us. For Rocky Linux 8, CentOS 8 and RHEL 8, follow these steps:
1. Download the driver. The file name should look like: NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-525.116.04.run.
2. Please save your work and exit any applications in use. This process will require a system reboot.
3. Open a Terminal shell.
4. Switch to the root user. Type: su - and enter the 'root' password when prompted.
5. Disable the Linux desktop and switch to a text interface. Type: init 3
6. You will be prompted at the terminal for a username. Type: root and enter the 'root' password when prompted.
7. Navigate to the folder with the downloaded driver. Type: cd /path/to/downloaded/location
8. Run the driver installer. Type: sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-525.116.04.run --silent --no-network
9. Wait for the installer to complete. Reboot the machine by typing: reboot

may this driver helps you out, i found this in 30 sec searching :wink:

There is more good Video editing software for linux but we dont know what you want to do with it.

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That is also a issue you need maybe more Ram by Davicie Resolve 19 Beta 32GB Ram preffered.

i have 64GB Ram and save for future stuff lol :wink:

i found other Post from you and you would to all the stuff with those lappy loool better build a good Computer and your good with the same price of a Gaming Lappy btw :wink:

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You can’t bring a desktop PC in a plane.


its your setup of Technics.

i have a Gaming Lappy and its more issues beside my good gaming pc .

did you checked the doc or the new nvidia driver for davinci?

plane too or login on your pc with ssh as remote whatever . lol it was only my setup for davinci btw.

check it and give a result!

I tried installing it on Fedora to see if it would go better. There are a few hoops to go through to install it, but there are guides detailing it very well.

I finally have access to the menus! Which allows me to go in DaVinci Preference, and I can see it is using NVidia card.

Sadly, I am again getting the GPU memory is full error. Others are also reporting the same problem in Linux Mint.

It would be nice to have access to the app menu in Garuda though. It’s probably the special bar at the top that’s not compatible; so perhaps the only way is reverting back to a more standard theme layout?

Try reducing the resolution for the preview in the timeline.
Try switching from OpenCL to CUDA in the DaVinci settings when the Nvidia card is set as default.
Try setting the Intel iGPU as default in the DaVinci settings and check whether the “GPU memory is full” error still occurs.
There is a start parameter for DaVinci that solves this issue for some people, but I can’t remember it - try searching for it on the Internet.

Looks like DaVinci is not compatible with the KDE Plasma Global Menu - try a theme without a Global Menu, for example Breeze.


I’m on Fedora so that I can know what issues are OS-specific and what issues persist.

Intel GPU doesn’t even show up in DaVinci. CUDA is selected by default; manually selecting OpenGL works!

As for KDE Plasma Global Menu… works fine in Fedora + Otto theme. BUT dragging or double-clicking cannot restore from full-screen either, and there’s no button to reduce the window, so I’m locked in full screen.

As for the NVIDIA driver version; the readme says to manually install it in a special way, is that a good idea? Fedora usually installs it with RPM Fusion, Arch with nvidia-all script. I’m not sure installing it in a spcial way for a specific app is a great idea; and I doubt it would auto-update properly.

Try adding the “Window Buttons” widget to the top panel or double click on the window title (DaVinci Resolve) or use “SUPER + Arrow Keys” (left/right/up/down) on your keyboard.

I wouldn’t recommend this on Arch/Archbased, you’ll just unnecessarily introduce new sources of error to your system.

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