I want to play artifact on Ubuntu 18.04 but every time I try loading it says "failed to initialize Vulkan. Please make sure your driver and GPU support Vulkan."

I have an Intel SandyBridge mobile graphics card. When i enter sudo lshw -c video it says my driver is i915.

Could anyone tell me what driver I need to install or how to solve the issue?



There is no driver to install. Intel graphics only supports Vulkan on Ivybridge and newer chips. Sandybridge is too old.

  • Is it possible using mesa?
    – User
    Nov 29 '18 at 2:58
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    No. Mesa is just a provider of the GL APIs. If Vulkan was supported on your CPU, it would already be working.
    – dobey
    Nov 29 '18 at 21:00
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    Here is compatibility list: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulkan_(API)#Compatibility (Skylake and up offer Vulkan 1.0 and 1.1 support, Ivy bridge to Broadwell support 1.0, Sandy bridge not supported)
    – abchk1234
    May 26 '19 at 15:55

On my Kaby Lake i had to run sudo apt install mesa-vulkan-drivers Inspired by the introduction directions here https://launchpad.net/~oibaf/+archive/ubuntu/graphics-drivers

tho i didn't even have this ppa installed. it just led me to check my current apt list *vulkan*

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    Worked like a charm! No ppa required.
    – Autodidact
    Nov 2 '19 at 5:24
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    Worked for me, intel UHD 620 Jan 19 at 6:34
 sudo apt-get install vulkan-tools vulkan-utils vulkan-validationlayers libvulkan1 libvulkan-dev mesa_vulkan-drivers

after that give the below command :


intel HD 520 support vulkan on linux

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