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From wikipedia:Vulkan (API):

Vulkan, initially referred to as "glNext", is a low-overhead, cross-platform 3D graphics and compute API.

Learn more at Khronos.


Note: Vulkan is not currently supported by hybrid graphics implementations such as Bumblebee. See [1]

To run a Vulkan application, you will need to install the vulkan-icd-loader package, as well as the Vulkan drivers for your graphics card(s):

The other drivers are not packaged yet, so you will have to install them manually:

To develop a Vulkan application, you will also need the vulkan-headers, and you will probably want the vulkan-validation-layers.

Once this is done, it would really be appreciated if you would share the specs of your GPU/driver combination to by running vulkan-caps-viewerAUR. Thank you!


Error - vulkan: No DRI3 support

If you get the message above, make sure to create the following file with the given content and restart your X. This should not be necessary on Wayland.

Section "Device"
   Identifier  "Intel Graphics"
   Driver      "intel"
   Option      "DRI"    "3"

Nvidia - vulkan is not working and can not initialize

Check if you have vulkan-intel installed, it may prevent Nvidia's vulkan driver from being detected.