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SUPPORT: Oculus Black Screen / Display Shuts Off

oGhostioGhosti Posts: 14
NerveGear
edited February 2018 in General
So, I have had MANY issues with this Oculus non-sense.
First it was the sensors shutting off randomly, the controllers not tracking correctly, and a whole other heap of issues out-of-box.

I've only had it for maybe a month or more now, and I've solved most of my issues, all but one.
As the title says, the screen shuts off randomly mid-session and MOST of the time never turns back on until I unplug the HDMI cable, or wiggle the (Very poorly designed) cable in the headset a little bit. I've popped off the face cover and did all that non-sense..

I've ordered a DVI-HDMI adapter, should be here within a weeks time. This supposedly fixes it. (So have a other things apparently..)

Are there ANY other solutions you guys may know?

I love Oculus and VR a lot.. but these major problems need to be fixed, seriously. It's ridiculous at this point. I've had nothing but problems since day 1.
One other bug I've seen that is very serious for people who may have epilepsy or are easily prone seizures : Sometimes (recently) the Oculus screen shuts off, then if I fix it via pushing in the cord or something it comes back on and then the stupid (Unnecessary) Oculus Home pops up flashing incredibly fast and so suddenly. It gave me a headache within seconds. Just to let you developers know..

Is there a way to disable Oculus Home if I want to just play Steam VR games???

Thanks.

I realized that I've put this in the wrong section. lol

Comments

  • KlodsBrikKlodsBrik Posts: 1,193
    Wintermute
    edited February 2018
    Sounds like you have a defect cable. Have you twisted it alot yourself the way you are handling the hmd ?
    Anyhow, check with Oculus to see if you are entitled to a new cable.

    Also, I have never encountered the flashing you are talking about. Guessing now, but could that be a faulty cable as well ?
     Anyone knows ?

    Now, the Oculus app will open everytime you play any VR related software/games as it´s the software for the HMD.
     Just ignore it or minimize it :)

    EDIT: Just read your audio thread. If you have USB port´s that doesn´t get the power needed as somewhat described there, im guessing that could also somewhat be what causes the flashing. Again im guessing, haven´t had that issue myself.
    Be good, die great !
  • dburnedburne Posts: 2,710 Valuable Player
    oGhosti said:

    Is there a way to disable Oculus Home if I want to just play Steam VR games???

    Set Oculus Home to " Run as Administrator".
    Then it will only launch when you launch the desktop shortcut.

    It is under Oculus/Support/Oculus-Client.  
    Set OculusClient.exe to Run this program as Administrator.
    Don

    EVGA Z390 Dark MB | I9 9900k| EVGA 2080Ti FTW3 Ultra |32 GB G Skill 3200 cl14 ram | Warthog Throttle | VKB Gunfighter Pro/MCG Pro grip | Crosswind Pedals | EVGA DG 87 Case| Rift S | Quest |
  • KlodsBrikKlodsBrik Posts: 1,193
    Wintermute
    dburne said:
    Set Oculus Home to " Run as Administrator".
    Then it will only launch when you launch the desktop shortcut.

    It is under Oculus/Support/Oculus-Client.  
    Set OculusClient.exe to Run this program as Administrator.
    Oh, so it´s not needed. What have I misunderstood ?
     So it´s only the OVR service launcher that one need to run oculus software ?
    Be good, die great !
  • dburnedburne Posts: 2,710 Valuable Player
    KlodsBrik said:
    dburne said:
    Set Oculus Home to " Run as Administrator".
    Then it will only launch when you launch the desktop shortcut.

    It is under Oculus/Support/Oculus-Client.  
    Set OculusClient.exe to Run this program as Administrator.
    Oh, so it´s not needed. What have I misunderstood ?
     So it´s only the OVR service launcher that one need to run oculus software ?

    Yep. I myself prefer to launch my Oculus games from within Oculus Home. I have used this method though for launching Steam VR game. Only thing is for me at least, I like to use the Oculus Tray Tool to set profile for my games, and currently the OTT is dependent on Oculus Home running for the settings in the profile to apply.
    Don

    EVGA Z390 Dark MB | I9 9900k| EVGA 2080Ti FTW3 Ultra |32 GB G Skill 3200 cl14 ram | Warthog Throttle | VKB Gunfighter Pro/MCG Pro grip | Crosswind Pedals | EVGA DG 87 Case| Rift S | Quest |
  • KlodsBrikKlodsBrik Posts: 1,193
    Wintermute
    Thanks, didn´t know that .. Will play around with it later ..
     Yeah, I use TT myself... Might be why I thought otherwise.
    Be good, die great !
  • Mito.ZoMito.Zo Posts: 38
    Brain Burst
    edited February 2018
    Ah ... nvm... please ignore my post.
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  • oGhostioGhosti Posts: 14
    NerveGear
    KlodsBrik said:
    Sounds like you have a defect cable. Have you twisted it alot yourself the way you are handling the hmd ?
    Anyhow, check with Oculus to see if you are entitled to a new cable.

    Also, I have never encountered the flashing you are talking about. Guessing now, but could that be a faulty cable as well ?
     Anyone knows ?

    Now, the Oculus app will open everytime you play any VR related software/games as it´s the software for the HMD.
     Just ignore it or minimize it :)

    EDIT: Just read your audio thread. If you have USB port´s that doesn´t get the power needed as somewhat described there, im guessing that could also somewhat be what causes the flashing. Again im guessing, haven´t had that issue myself.
    I've barely had the thing for it to be defected. I can play stupid VRChat for hours on end without a single issue appearing. It's not my cable, it's not my hardware. It's Oculus' software. They already know this is a major issue, and have yet to fix it.. At least they fixed that Service Error within a day or 2..

    Ignoring or minimizing is not even possible? You can't Minimize the Oculus home inside the headset.
    Let alone it's a major bug... when "fixing" the black screen, it's not REALLY up, it's just the oculus screen WANTS to be up or something retarded, and it flashes crazy fast. I see the Oculus menu screen where I can go to my Library or other things. (That is what is flashing in front of the game, and could be a HUGE Seizure hazard.)

    Please refrain from posting things like this. It's the software, not my PC or the Oculus headset, or the wiring. I JUST got and have barely even breathed on the thing, let alone yank the cords, bang it around or drop it/ etc..
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