[Oculus Rift] VR Preview Black Screen
We tried the VR-Demo of the "Content Examples" project (and other projects), but whenever we hit the VR Preview button, we get a black screen on the laptop screen as well as the Oculus stays black after showing the health & safety warnings.
Furthermore we are missing the Display Mode option in the Oculus Confic Utility.
We are currently unsing Oculus DK2 with the SDK Version 0.8.0.0, Windows 8 and a NVIDIA 840M.
Update: We just located the error source. We deactivated the NIVIDIA GPU, ran with Intel Graphics 4600 and worked just fine. But we'd prefer using the NVIDIA GPU in order to increase the fps. Is there a solution?
I have a few questions for you that will help narrow down what issue it is that you are experiencing.
Additional information: Oculus has removed the display mode that you are looking for in the 0.8.0.0 runtime. They are no longer supporting the extended mode that I assume you are trying to access. I hope this information helps.
answered Dec 17 '15 at 08:39 PM
Rudy Q ♦♦ STAFF
Just an interesting fact: if like me you are working a multiplayer project.. you might just have the "dedicated server" mode enabled (in the launch menu). If that's the case, oculus rift won't work and will indeed display a black screen. Just disable it and the oculus will work just fine
answered May 18 '17 at 11:26 AM
we didn't give it a try for quite some time until yesterday.
The problem seams to be a incompatibility between Oculus Rift and "NVIDIA Optimus" and sadly there is probably no way to run Oculus with the dedicated GPU on a notebook, which uses this technology.
I guess the demo in the OculusConfigUtil only works, because it is using the integrated Intel graphics by default. Try right clicking OculusConfigUtil.exe -> Run with graphics processor -> High-Performance NVIDIA processor. You'll see, there's the black screen again.
answered Jan 29 '16 at 09:14 AM
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