Fedora Should Soon Have The Intel Vulkan Driver
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 2 September 2016 at 11:11 AM EDT. 5 Comments
While the Intel Vulkan Linux driver has been part of mainline Mesa for months and shipped in Mesa 12.0 with support for running Dota 2 and The Talos Principle, the Fedora packages don't yet enable the Vulkan driver but that should soon change.

The Fedora Mesa packages currently build without the Intel Vulkan driver while it's been requested with no support yet. From an inquiry on the Fedora mailing list. landing the Intel Vulkan driver is just held up until Fedora has the generic Vulkan loader landed as a package.

Per this bug report, the Vulkan loader and validation layers are currently being reviewed. Hopefully that will land in short order so Fedora users will begin having out-of-the-box Intel Vulkan support.

Now to hope RADV is mainlined in Mesa soon or that AMD puts out their open-source Vulkan code for getting more OSS Vulkan exposure...
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