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How to install Oculus runtime?

kathryn-cat
Level 2

I would like to use OpenVR to communicate with Oculus runtime, so that OpenVR can retrieve info from the Oculus Quest 2 device. How to install the Oculus runtime? 

p.s. I might be wrong, but should I look into something like 

https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-runtime

https://github.com/ValveSoftware/SteamVR-for-Linux

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TomCgcmfc
Level 15

You simply need to install the Oculus Desktop app and use the option on settings/beta tab to make it your preferred option (OpenXR, not Steam OpenVR btw).  Maybe do a bit of googling to understand the diffs.

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TomCgcmfc
Level 15

You simply need to install the Oculus Desktop app and use the option on settings/beta tab to make it your preferred option (OpenXR, not Steam OpenVR btw).  Maybe do a bit of googling to understand the diffs.

9 9900k, rtx3090, 32 Gb ram, 1tb ssd, 4tb hdd. xi hero wifi mb, 750w psu, Q2 w/Air Link, Vive Pro

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Thanks! I would really appreciate it if you could help me clear some of the confusions here. (I might be incorrect)

Oculus Quest 2 is a type of Andriod headset that is only supported by OpenXR, not OpenVR. I have a codebase that uses OpenVR as the API, and I would like to let it communicate with an Oculus runtime, which type of Oculus might support this? (rift, quest, quest 2, go)

Could I install Oculus App on a linux machine? Or does it only supports Windows? If I cannot install the App on a linux system, is there any alternative way to install the runtime or should I switch a system?

 

Both are only supported with pcvr using win10 imho.  Again just do a little google research for details.

9 9900k, rtx3090, 32 Gb ram, 1tb ssd, 4tb hdd. xi hero wifi mb, 750w psu, Q2 w/Air Link, Vive Pro