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.

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 on a Lenovo w520 and I followed the steps to get vulkan installed but it seems like the repository that housed vulkan no longer has it. Does anyone have a repository were I can download this from? I also couldn’t not find the nvidia driver but figured I could just use the 390 that comes with 18.04.

Had Errors at WoW (using Ubuntu & AMD) They were solved after additionally adding 386 drivers:

sudo apt install libvulkan1:i386 mesa-vulkan-drivers:i386

Thank you for the manual

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