Q100267: Using the Oculus Rift CV1 headset with CaraVR on Linux

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SUMMARY


This article covers the steps you need to take in order to set up the Oculus Rift CV1 headset with CaraVR 1.0v4 and above, on Linux. It also includes some useful functionality notes you should be aware of once the setup is done.

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INSTALLATION

In order to use the Oculus Rift CV1 headset on Linux, please follow all the steps below and do not plug in the headset or start Nuke before completing all of them, otherwise the setup won't be successful:

1. Ensure there are no legacy Oculus drivers installed. If there are, uninstall them.

2. Make sure your user ID belongs to the group plugdev. Review your Linux distribution's documentation for information on how to add user IDs to groups.

3. As root, create a udev system rule using the following commands, supplied by OpenHMD:

echo 'SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTR{idVendor}=="2833", MODE="0666", GROUP="plugdev"' > /etc/udev/rules.d/83-hmd.rules udevadm control --reload-rules

This rule allows user IDs belonging to the plugdev group access to the Oculus device.

4. Restart your machine.

5. Plug in the CV1 headset and start Nuke.

This information is currently covered in our CaraVR online documentation under: Installation on Linux

NOTES

Unlike the Oculus DK2, the Oculus CV1 displays black until you turn it on inside Nuke's Viewer settings.

The CV1 does not appear in the list of available screens in Gnome/Kde, it is displayed with the supported devices in Monitor Output.

When you initially turn on Monitor Output, all available monitors display black for a few seconds as the OS adjusts to the new configuration.

The CV1 remains on until you close Nuke, which causes all available monitors to display black for a few seconds as the OS adjusts to the new configuration.

This information is currently covered in our CaraVR online documentation under: Review your work

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