An Easy Way To Try Intel & RADV Vulkan Drivers On Fedora 24

Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 30 September 2016 at 09:19 AM EDT. 15 Comments
Fedora 25 should have good support for the open-source Vulkan Linux drivers (particularly if it lands the next Mesa release) while Fedora 24 users can now more easily play with the latest Mesa Git RADV and Intel ANV Vulkan drivers via a new repository.

A Phoronix reader has setup a Fedora Copr repository that is building Intel's Vulkan driver from Mesa Git plus the RADV Radeon Vulkan driver re-based from its source (David Airlie's semi-interesting GitHub branch). Fedora COPR, for the uninformed, is the distribution's equivalent to Ubuntu PPA repositories.

From a Fedora 24 box, when running dnf copr enable mystro256/vulkan-git users can then run dnf install mesa-libvulkan-intel or dnf install mesa-libvulkan-radeon to fetch the Intel and/or Radeon drivers, respectively.

More details on this repository for the Git Vulkan drivers on F24 can be found here. The same user is also maintaining an amd-staging-kernel repo to have the very latest AMDGPU DRM testing code. Of course, with either repository, use with caution. If you run into problems, feel free to drop by our forums.
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