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PSVR is running on Linux with OpenHMD and OpenHMD-SteamVR

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A reader emailed in to show off that they've been able to get the PSVR headset working on Linux with Steam using OpenHMD and OpenHMD-SteamVR.

James Carthew said they did this using X.org 1.20 compiled from source, with the NVIDIA 396.24 driver along with Kernel 4.17.0-rc3-amd64 on Debian Buster (the current Debian testing distribution). Along with this, they also said to "Use arandr to disable the HDMI output to the VR headset.".

Here's a video test they did:

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They also showed it off with Dota 2:

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Pretty impressive stuff, especially considering the PSVR headset is a lot cheaper than the Vive. 

Thanks for the email, James!

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haagch 8 June 2018 at 6:59 am UTC
Cybolic
ObsidianBlk[...] Valve hasn't done much better, with the exception that they never actually promised Linux would have the VR (or did they?). [...]
Oh they did; there was mention of Linux support right on the actual purchase page. It was pretty clearly false advertisement when it came out.
I heard a few people preordered because of that...
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