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MAN page from OpenSuSE 13.X primus-20130413-13.2.x86_64.rpm

PRIMUSRUN

Section: Misc. Reference Manual Pages (1)
Updated: February 2013
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NAME

primusrun - run an application on a discrete NVIDIA video card 

SYNOPSIS

primusrun command  

DESCRIPTION

Primus implements low-overhead local-only client-side OpenGL offloading viaGLX forking.

It is currently intended to be used alongside Bumblebee and provides adrop-in replacement for optirun (i.e. "primusrun"). 

VARIABLES

The following is a list of environment variables affecting primus library thatmay be relevant for end users:
PRIMUS_SYNC
Readback-display synchronization method (default: 0)
0: no sync, 1: synced, display previous frame, 2: synced, display latest frame
PRIMUS_VERBOSE
Verbosity level (default: 1)
0: only errors, 1: warnings, 2: profiling
PRIMUS_DISPLAY
The secondary Xorg server display number (default: :8)
 

EXAMPLES

primusrun glxgears -info
Runs the graphics demo supplied by mesa-utils to confirm whether thediscrete card is being used for GL rendering.
PRIMUS_VERBOSE=2 primusrun glxgears
Runs the graphics demo supplied by mesa-utils with verbose output from primus.
vblank_mode=0 primusrun glxgears
Disable vblank synchronisation, typically used for benchmarking purposes.
 

ISSUES

Since compositing hurts performance, invoking primus when a compositing WMis active is not recommended. If you need to use primus with compositing andsee flickering or bad performance, synchronizing primus' display thread withthe application's rendering thread may help.

PRIMUS_SYNC=1 primusrun ...

This makes primus display the previously rendered frame. Alternatively, withPRIMUS_SYNC=2 primus will display the latest rendered frame, trading framerate for reduced visual latency. 

AUTHOR

Primus was created by Alexander Monakov <amonakovAATTgmail.com>.

This manual page was written by Vincent Cheng <Vincentc1208AATTgmail.com>,for the Debian project (and may be used by others).


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
VARIABLES
EXAMPLES
ISSUES
AUTHOR

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