Blackmagic Intensity Pro HDMI card error on ubuntu 11.04

The card am having is black magic intensity pro the card was detected on lspci

lspci | grep Blackmagic

03:00.0 Multimedia video controller: Blackmagic Design Device a117

I’ve downloaded the latest driver from BM site. Installation have passed successfully. After rebooting

lsmod | grep blackmagic 

blackmagic 429221 0

the output of dmesg was like this

[ 15.450972] *** bool DeckLinkDriverClass::firmwareHasDownloaded()[1616]: Failed to initialise video output support
[ 15.451075] blackmagic: ERROR: failed to download firmware
[ 15.451087] blackmagic_driver 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A disabled

After googling i founf this solution

1). Check your current vmalloc sizes
$ cat /proc/meminfo | grep Vmalloc

2). Increase VM size
$ sudo nano /etc/default/grub




GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet splash vmalloc=256M”

(modify the following as necessary for your grub version)
$ sudo update-grub2

4). Verify changes, by looking for the vmalloc instructions in this file
$ cat /boot/grub/grub.cfg

5). Reboot

6). Double check if your changes has had effects
$ cat /proc/meminfo | grep Vmallo


One thought on “Blackmagic Intensity Pro HDMI card error on ubuntu 11.04

  1. I am very interested in getting one of these to use in capturing my xbox 360 gameplay. Do you know what the minimum cpu and ram I should have in order to record at least 720p content? Also, what software would I use? Does kdenlive recognize this device? I have a 1.8ghz Core2Duo and 2GB of ram. Also, my MB is an AsRock 775Dual-VSTA and only has 1 x PCI Express Graphics slot (@ x4 mode). Would the BMI Pro work in this MB?

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