Linux Support for Oculus Link
Please consider providing Linux support for the Oculus Link.
With the increasing number of native Linux builds on SteamVR and the current stability of Steam's wine powered Proton compatability layer for Windows games, the ability to use Oculus Link on Linux has become attractive.
At minimum, the production of documentation useful to the Open Source community providing the means for a third party implementation would be greatly appreciated -- beyond the general overview currently provided:
If the official stance from Oculus is to not support Linux, at least give us the opportunity to support ourselves with your help.
Michael Wallace commented
It is a shame that the Q2 doesn't support Linux at all. So much potential. Although the market share for gaming on Linux is small, it is increasing and as an aside, I am interested in science endeavors with the headset. Many computational data is already driven through a Linux OS of some sort.
Please, add linux support for Oculus Link, since on linux much easier making OpenXR apps
Spencer Merrow commented
I second this idea. I recently installed Linux Mint on my desktop PC and my main OS now is Linux. With the enormous advancements in Steam's Linux support recently, it would be fantastic to have Oculus Link support as well. Linux's market share in the desktop space has been growing, and is approximately 2% at my time of writing this. That may not sound like much, but in reality that's millions of users. Not to mention that in 2019, Linux's desktop market share reached over 3%.
It would be very much appreciated to have the Oculus desktop software compiled for Linux, or at least have some more detailed documentation provided to us so that the open source community may find a way to support ourselves.
Would buy a Quest 2 or 3 or whatever comes IF it supports Linux ;-)
It would really increase in value to me if I could do this. Please add Linux support!
This would be great. Legendary games like Half Life Alyx already support Linux natively, and steam works amazing on my Ubuntu. But Oculus is still a sour grape, preventing me from using steam VR on Linux. Please compile your Oculus Link software for Linux, and free us from the tyranny of Windows.
Mészáros Gergely commented
Linux support would be greatly appreciated. I'm forced to dual boot to windows which I don't use for anything else. Very annoying. Therefore I can not recommend wholeheartedly this otherwise excellent product.
Seph Reed commented
Would really love linux support! I don't need Windows for anything but this one use case, and that's not enough to install it.
George Lenzer commented
Providing support for an open and inexpensive VR platform that is usable on all PC OSes with Oculus Link is THE killer application. Imagine if the Quest/Quest2 with oculus link had new free/open applications from the free/open source software world that Joe and Jane Average would love. That could open Oculus up to a much larger market share than any other headset. With the current locked down mode, the uses for Oculus are limited to those approved by FB only. That's no way to run a VR company.
Anton Kulaga commented
It is really a shame to be the only headset that doesn't have Linux support!
K G commented
Providing this kind of support for Linux removes the incentive for the community to reverse engineer/jailbreak things - just sayin'
Sony is a prime example with the PS2.
morocco linux commented
Please! Oculus link for linux!
Please! Oculus link for linux!
Clément Dourval commented
It's still true, I would love to have it
Alex gazaille commented
Linus is crossing into mainstream, step on the bandwagon! Also consider the fact that native linux support will reduce the reliance on 3rd part alternatives
Please do linux!