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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 via GLX forking.

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

VARIABLES

       The following is a list of environment variables affecting  primus  library  that  may  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 the discrete 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 WM  is  active  is
       not  recommended.  If  you  need  to use primus with compositing and see flickering or bad
       performance, synchronizing primus' display thread with the application's rendering  thread
       may help.

       PRIMUS_SYNC=1 primusrun ...

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

AUTHOR

       Primus was created by Alexander Monakov <amonakov@gmail.com>.

       This  manual  page  was  written by Vincent Cheng <Vincentc1208@gmail.com>, for the Debian
       project (and may be used by others).