Problem with davinci resolve

title bar is missing in davinci resolve 17 and i cant move davinci resolve window
and in full screen window close, minimize and maximize buttons are shown and from there i can close davinci window
and also video and audio are not showing when imported
problem was listed here
but problem not solved from this website instructions

Welcome to the forum.

Which version are you on? and my first guess would be(may be inaccurate), you are using a standalone window manager version.. in which case mostly there is no title bar. bcs most Window manager enthusiasts hate title bars(something about wasted space). But anyway, that shouldnt be a problem. Learn some hotkeys/keybinds of Davinci Resolve. like Ctrl or Alt + a key should open a folder, file or something. then you will need no titlebar. As for closing the app just there should be a keybind too but pkill/killall always works if you have saved your work.

using DaVinci Resolve 17.2 downloaded from davinci resolve official website

my guy, I meant the garuda variant? sorry for not specifying.. are you using Dragonised or Gnome or something else. I meant this<==.

i am using Garuda KDE Dr460nized
output of inxi -Fxxxza

[🔍] ×  inxi -Fxxxza
System:    Kernel: 5.12.8-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0 
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=9699b3da-875a-4507-9cf0-a4a1b0dc3b79 
rw [email protected] quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 resume=UUID=34b61e46-1cf3-44cb-8205-37ea3381524a loglevel=3 
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.21.5 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM 
Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux 
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: EX-A320M-GAMING v: Rev X.0x serial: <filter> 
UEFI: American Megatrends v: 5007 date: 06/18/2019 
CPU:       Info: Quad Core model: AMD Ryzen 5 3400G with Radeon Vega Graphics bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
arch: Zen/Zen+ note: check family: 17 (23) model-id: 18 (24) stepping: 1 microcode: 8108102 
cache: L2: 2 MiB 
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 59090 
Speed: 2168 MHz min/max: 1400/3700 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2168 2: 2957 
3: 2915 4: 2192 5: 1246 6: 1443 7: 1303 8: 1225 
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected 
Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
Type: mds status: Not affected 
Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
Type: spectre_v2 
mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling 
Type: srbds status: Not affected 
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:  Device-1: AMD Picasso vendor: ASUSTeK driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus-ID: 06:00.0 
chip-ID: 1002:15d8 class-ID: 0300 
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.11 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: amdgpu,ati 
unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0 screens: 1 
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1600x900 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 423x238mm (16.7x9.4") s-diag: 485mm (19.1") 
Monitor-1: HDMI-A-0 res: 1600x900 hz: 60 dpi: 94 size: 434x236mm (17.1x9.3") 
diag: 494mm (19.4") 
OpenGL: renderer: AMD Radeon Vega 11 Graphics (RAVEN DRM 3.40.0 5.12.8-zen1-1-zen LLVM 11.1.0) 
v: 4.6 Mesa 21.1.1 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: AMD Raven/Raven2/Fenghuang HDMI/DP Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel 
v: kernel bus-ID: 06:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:15de class-ID: 0403 
Device-2: AMD Family 17h HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
bus-ID: 06:00.6 chip-ID: 1022:15e3 class-ID: 0403 
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.12.8-zen1-1-zen running: yes 
Sound Server-2: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no 
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: yes 
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.28 running: no 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: ASUSTeK driver: r8169 
v: kernel port: f000 bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200 
IF: enp4s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
Device-2: Realtek RTL8188EUS 802.11n Wireless Network Adapter type: USB driver: r8188eu 
bus-ID: 1-7:2 chip-ID: 0bda:8179 class-ID: 0000 serial: <filter> 
IF: wlp1s0f0u7 state: up mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 689.33 GiB used: 134.9 GiB (19.6%) 
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Crucial model: CT240BX500SSD1 size: 223.57 GiB block-size: 
physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 041 
scheme: GPT 
ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Seagate model: ST3500414CS size: 465.76 GiB block-size: 
physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s rotation: 5900 rpm serial: <filter> rev: CA14 
scheme: GPT 
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 214.52 GiB size: 214.52 GiB (100.00%) used: 20.78 GiB (9.7%) fs: btrfs 
dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 256 MiB size: 252 MiB (98.46%) used: 546 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat
dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 214.52 GiB size: 214.52 GiB (100.00%) used: 20.78 GiB (9.7%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 214.52 GiB size: 214.52 GiB (100.00%) used: 20.78 GiB (9.7%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 214.52 GiB size: 214.52 GiB (100.00%) used: 20.78 GiB (9.7%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 10 (default 60) cache-pressure: 75 (default 100)
ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8.8 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 dev: /dev/sda3
maj-min: 8:3
ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 740.9 MiB used: 2.3 MiB (0.3%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram0
ID-3: swap-3 type: zram size: 740.9 MiB used: 1.7 MiB (0.2%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram1
ID-4: swap-4 type: zram size: 740.9 MiB used: 2.4 MiB (0.3%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram2
ID-5: swap-5 type: zram size: 740.9 MiB used: 2.4 MiB (0.3%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram3
ID-6: swap-6 type: zram size: 740.9 MiB used: 2.4 MiB (0.3%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram4
ID-7: swap-7 type: zram size: 740.9 MiB used: 2.3 MiB (0.3%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram5
ID-8: swap-8 type: zram size: 740.9 MiB used: 2.1 MiB (0.3%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram6
ID-9: swap-9 type: zram size: 740.9 MiB used: 2.5 MiB (0.3%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram7
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 45.9 C mobo: 0 C gpu: amdgpu temp: 45.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:      Processes: 284 Uptime: 43m wakeups: 0 Memory: 5.79 GiB used: 2.55 GiB (44.0%) Init: systemd
v: 248 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 11.1.0 Packages: pacman: 1249 lib: 310
Shell: fish v: 3.2.2 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.04

I've found the solutions on my Garuda and Resolve Studio with an AMD GPU.

First issue:
Not starting et all, black windows instead of footage if started.

Install the AMDPro drivers and start with this command prefix "progl":

progl /opt/resolve/bin/resolve %u

How to install AMDgpu Pro drivers (even if you don't have an AMDPro GPU) pls check the ArchLinux Wiki.

Second Issue:
Missing Top Menu (conflict with Latte)

For the missing top menu of DaVinci Resolve (or any program which is in a familiar conflict with latte) there is this solution (combined with the AMDPro drivers) use this command:

killall latte-dock &&  progl /opt/resolve/bin/resolve %u & sleep 30 && latte-dock --replace &

Since Resolve has some issues with the Latte-dock implementation. You can change the sleep as you see fit. Since it actually seems to count for the Project Manager window in the first place. I felt like 30 seconds are enough for me to decide which project I want to load :smile:
If you are within Resolve your Latte dock will restart, as the commands tells it to and you can see your TOP menu in Resolve like in the Windows version.
The idea of this solution is to kill latte until Resolve has started which avoids the initial conflict with the top menu. Bear in mind the project manager window is part of the starting process of DaVinci Resolve.

I hope that helps everybody who is considering using Resolve (or any other tool which might have issues with latte). I've seen the issue often and a pretty old reddit post gave me the solution and I modified it ofc :smile:



P.S.: I hope I don't get smacked for reviving but it seems to be a pretty important issue. I found a ton of requests of them across the net for all distributions. (which mostly use Latte or got issues with missing AMD GPU pro drivers). Since Latte is part of (at least) the Dr460nized version of Garuda I think this solution should be here to be found.

EDIT: Minor corrections, added ArchWiki-HLink

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Please don't necro bump so old topic.