C Specification

Before acquiring a display from the DRM interface, the caller may want to select a specific VkDisplayKHR handle by identifying it using a connectorId. To do so, call:

// Provided by VK_EXT_acquire_drm_display
VkResult vkGetDrmDisplayEXT(
    VkPhysicalDevice                            physicalDevice,
    int32_t                                     drmFd,
    uint32_t                                    connectorId,
    VkDisplayKHR*                               display);


  • physicalDevice The physical device to query the display from.

  • drmFd DRM primary file descriptor.

  • connectorId Identifier of the specified DRM connector.

  • display The corresponding VkDisplayKHR handle will be returned here.


If there is no VkDisplayKHR corresponding to the connectorId on the physicalDevice, the returning display must be set to VK_NULL_HANDLE. The provided drmFd must correspond to the one owned by the physicalDevice. If not, the error code VK_ERROR_UNKNOWN must be returned. Master permissions are not required, because the file descriptor is just used for information gathering purposes. The given connectorId must be a resource owned by the provided drmFd. If not, the error code VK_ERROR_UNKNOWN must be returned. If any error is encountered during the identification of the display, the call must return the error code VK_ERROR_INITIALIZATION_FAILED.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • VUID-vkGetDrmDisplayEXT-physicalDevice-parameter
    physicalDevice must be a valid VkPhysicalDevice handle

  • VUID-vkGetDrmDisplayEXT-display-parameter
    display must be a valid pointer to a VkDisplayKHR handle

Return Codes
On success, this command returns

On failure, this command returns


See Also

Document Notes

For more information, see the Vulkan Specification

This page is extracted from the Vulkan Specification. Fixes and changes should be made to the Specification, not directly.

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