1. GustavMahler's Avatar
    Hi everyone,

    So I have just recently started to think about maybe trying out linux, but my fear is that it won't be compatible with VR headsets like the Vive.

    Are those headsets currently supporting only windows? And what does "supporting" mean? Does it mean that it won't work at all, that it will work laggy, or possible very minor problems?

    Thanks!
    01-15-2017 03:29 AM
  2. pjs37's Avatar
    Linux support on the VR side is...lacking. There is the OpenHMD project out there but from what I understand its more or less limited in its experience. Valve's saying SteamVR is under works for Linux but I suspect its probably not seeing much movement until adoption rates improve. Even OSVR is pretty much unusable. For the time being if you want to enjoy VR its a relatively Windows only thing for now.
  3. pjs37's Avatar
    Linux support on the VR side is...lacking. There is the OpenHMD project out there but from what I understand its more or less limited in its experience. Valve's saying SteamVR is under works for Linux but I suspect its probably not seeing much movement until adoption rates improve. Even OSVR is pretty much unusable. For the time being if you want to enjoy VR its a relatively Windows only thing for now.
    01-15-2017 08:47 AM
  4. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    Hi everyone,

    So I have just recently started to think about maybe trying out linux, but my fear is that it won't be compatible with VR headsets like the Vive.

    Are those headsets currently supporting only windows? And what does "supporting" mean? Does it mean that it won't work at all, that it will work laggy, or possible very minor problems?

    Thanks!
    There is a lot going around Linux and those VR headsets you mentioned, but not for that is enough, the most experiences are on Windows (and Android of course), but there are some works for Linux, you can find more info about it here:

    VR on Linux
    01-15-2017 07:25 PM
  5. krisguy's Avatar
    At least Steam/Valve is honestly giving a Linux option. OSVR is another one, but since the Linux desktop base is small, I really don't see widespread adoption until the OS community comes up with an API or service that works.
    Chemy JMHT likes this.
    01-16-2017 04:10 PM
  6. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    At least Steam/Valve is honestly giving a Linux option. OSVR is another one, but since the Linux desktop base is small, I really don't see widespread adoption until the OS community comes up with an API or service that works.
    yes, there will always be some enthusiasts doing some hard work to have everything working somehow on Linux, but sometimes that's not enough.
    GustavMahler likes this.
    01-26-2017 09:55 PM

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