Install And Test Vulkan On Linux -

Vulkan is the future of graphics on Linux. It's the next generation replacement for OpenGL, and the performance improvements are immediately apparent. Vulkan was written from the ground up to be more usable for developers, which has spawned a host of great projects that take advantage of Vulkan's potential.
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Argh! I followed everything, and Ubuntu seems to indicate that Vulkan is now installed, but I can not run “vulkan-smoketest” (typed from Terminal, simply says “Unrecognized command”. “vulkaninfo” responds:

What am I missing? Any help is appreciated.


Yuo should already have vulkan-utils installed.


The problem was resolved long ago. The fix was to use nVidia’s own installer from the CLI.