Nvidia drivers and VR glasses?

Hello there,

I'm new Manjaro user but I like (except a small bug but this is another thread) it and think to stay with it.
I don't know if any other Linux user use VR glasses for no matter what reason(playing games, watching movies, etc) but I have Pimax 4K vr glasses. I was using them on Windows mainly for watching 3D movies and it's awesome.
However, I was tired from Windows (specially the 10 one) and decide to switch to Linux (I was using Linux before, but there were many bugs, glitches, drivers problem and many more).

However, before the Manjaro installation I could use it through live CD, you know. And I was connected my glasses and I was happy to see that they work as secondary monitor (just like I want to). But after installation and switch to Nvidia official drivers the glasses stop works. It just doesn't detect them. The interesting part is that if I switch the drivers to the open source one (I think the nouveau drivers), the glasses start works. The problem is that I'm experiencing heavy lags with that drivers, even my GUI sometimes crashes and I need to restart the PC. It's just not stable.

So, I'm writing here to see if someone could help me.
I just want to use my vr glasses as secondary monitor in order to watch movies. I don't want to play games or use head tracking sensor and etc.


I have no actual experience with VR, nor 3D. Though if it is just like another monitor you may get some advice from a couple of experts. You need to provide some basic info on your system:

inxi -SGxxz
cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/*.conf

On which output do you connect VR glasses?

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This could go too :smiley: :wink:

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Just for reference

[4] Supported 3D TVs, Projectors, and Home Theater Receivers listed on http://www.nvidia.com/object/3dtv-play-system-requirements.html and Desktop LCD Monitors with 3D Vision HDMI support listed on http://www.nvidia.com/object/3D_Vision_Requirements.html

Whatever feedback would be nice for other users, too. :heart_eyes:

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About the info:
inxi -SGxxz: https://pastebin.com/sFTsfXr1
cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/*.conf: https://pastebin.com/5Ltjhs4e

Its connected via HDMI.

I suspect you use some program to send video to VR. How do you do that? Isn't there any settings on card/monitor settings? Did you check the VR manual/forum support?

Have you tried nvidia settins app? There is a Detect/Refresh button IIRC.
Also Archwiki has a piece about Configuring Undetected resolutions (or similar).

Finally the Xorg logs dmesg journalctl could have some report when you plugin VR or during boot.
What about your homework? (did you check the links that were previously posted?)

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