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Command prime-run outputs prime-run: command not found. I have Ubuntu 20.04.3 and nvidia-driver-470

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    What is prime-run? Also on my system the same... Looks like you have to add a repository
    – france1
    Sep 20, 2021 at 14:43
  • I suppose you mean optirun from bumblebee package...
    – N0rbert
    Sep 20, 2021 at 20:45

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I have the same nvidia driver version and for some reason prime-run command does not exist.

I just solved it by doing the following:

  1. Copy contents of the gist here
    #!/bin/bash
    export __NV_PRIME_RENDER_OFFLOAD=1
    export __GLX_VENDOR_LIBRARY_NAME=nvidia
    export __VK_LAYER_NV_optimus=NVIDIA_only
    export VK_ICD_FILENAMES=/usr/share/vulkan/icd.d/nvidia_icd.json
    exec "$@"
    
  2. Create a file ~/bin/prime-run ("~" means your home directory)
  3. Paste the contents there.
  4. Run chmod +x "~/bin/prime-run" to make it executable.

You might want to re-open your terminal or restart your session so your terminal could recognize your ~/bin folder and be able to run prime-run command, that is, if the folder is not already there.

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  • Nice workaround. prime-run was part of the proprietary nvidia drivers in the past. I assume that the command has been deprecated, for whatever reason and now removed.
    – jastram
    Oct 14, 2021 at 6:07
  • I installed nvidia 510.60.02 with runfile and I don't have /usr/share/vulkan/icd.d/nvidia_icd.json. Is the file the same as /etc/vulkan/icd.d/nvidia_icd.json?
    – Gorgo
    Apr 13 at 16:45

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