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#1 2020-05-19 00:56:44

Xezlec
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[SOLVED] Why do I need vulkan-driver and how to get it for 340xx?

Hello,

Today I tried to pacman -Syu and it wants me to choose one of four packages that provide vulkan-driver.  Unfortunately, I don't think any of the 4 options given will work, since I must use the nvidia-340xx legacy driver.

But, "named features" (is that what they're called?) like vulkan-driver are something I've never been able to figure out how to get pacman to tell me much about.  Is there some way to find out what provides vulkan-driver on my current system, or what depends on it?  Because I'm not even sure why I need it, or why pacman wants to install it.

Last edited by Xezlec (2020-05-20 22:13:50)

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#2 2020-05-19 06:35:07

V1del
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Re: [SOLVED] Why do I need vulkan-driver and how to get it for 340xx?

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#3 2020-05-20 01:30:13

Xezlec
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Re: [SOLVED] Why do I need vulkan-driver and how to get it for 340xx?

AH!  Steam!

Thanks!  But I still wish I knew a way to find the answers to questions like this on my own.  Does anybody happen to know a way to track down new "feature" dependencies like that?  "pacman -Ss vulkan-driver" doesn't work, but something similar?

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#4 2020-05-20 08:26:54

V1del
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Re: [SOLVED] Why do I need vulkan-driver and how to get it for 340xx?

Pay attention to pacman's output, it should tell you when a package receives new dependencies (though I'm admittedly not sure anymore whether it will list that before the relevant provider prompt). Alternatively, https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pacman#Pactree

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#5 2020-05-20 22:12:29

Xezlec
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Re: [SOLVED] Why do I need vulkan-driver and how to get it for 340xx?

Perfect.  I've seen that tool in the documentation before but somehow it just didn't click that it was the right tool for this kind of job.

Many thanks!

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