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HMD Display Doesn't Turn on

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    Lochlainn Wilson

    Hi Thepallavimohan,

    Unfortunately the NVIDIA Quadro 2000 is not supported by us. I am not sure if it is incapable of direct mode, or that its pixel clock can't handle our display, but it is one of these two.

    It is possible, but strongly not advised to run our VR system without direct mode by modifying the config file. Please get back to me if you would like to try this, but in the interests of having a solid VR experience I suggest you consider upgrading your GPU.

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    Thepallavimohan

    Hi, thank you for the response. I'm employing FOVE for research purposes on gaze-based interfaces, and hence I wouldn't mind a compromise on the VR viewing experiences.

    Kindly guide me through how this might be done as soon as possible.

    Thank you.

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    jeremy

    Hey Thepallavimohan,

    Is there no chance of trying the HMD with a compatible GPU?


    As Lochlain mentioned it may be possible without direct mode but is NOT advised.


    The guide for forcing extended-mode is here, https://support.getfove.com/hc/en-us/articles/115004924488-How-to-force-extended-mode-


    Good luck,

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    Thepallavimohan

    Hey there,

     

    Thanks for the guide. 

    Unfortunately, I'm a PhD student and we don't have a computer with a compatible GPU in our research facility right now. Since it's for research purposes, a decrease in the VR experience is acceptable for me.

     

    I tried the guide. Now the HMD view comes up on my PC, but my FOVE display still remains blank. Any idea about this?

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    jeremy

    Hey again,

    Unfortunately as your machine doesn't meet minimum spec there's not a lot we can really do.

    I know this is most likely not the news you wanted to hear, but the HMD requires a more powerful machine.

    So the only solution is a more powerful GPU.

    I know research facilities often have to scrape by on a tight budget, our minimum spec is a GTX970, or R9 290 or better.

    The 970s and 290s should be pretty affordable these days, especially if you can source a 2nd hand one.

    All the best.

     

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