Don't Be Shy to Ask for Help

Vive Staff

Re: Don't Be Shy to Ask for Help

@martindell61

 

It looks like you have a HDMI cable plugged in already. Is that a NVIDIA 1060 graphics card? I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that you have used the HDMI port on the graphics card for your monitor? If you can connect your monitor via one of the other ports you can free up the HDMI slot.

Thank you,

-John C

"Welcome to the desert of the real."
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martindell61
Explorer

Re: Don't Be Shy to Ask for Help

GTX 1070

If I can connect my monitor via one of the other ports,  you can free up the HDMI slot.  I tried but it doesn't fit.

Vive Staff

Re: Don't Be Shy to Ask for Help

If I understand this correctly,  your monitor requires an HDMI output and your Vive also requires one? You can use a male DVI-D -> female HDMI converter to turn that DVI output into an HDMI output. 

 

Always try to plug the Vive directly into the GPU since some adapters are incompatible. 

 

I can't tell by the supplied photo but it looks like you may have DisplayPort as well which uses this type of cable to connect to the Vive but I typically use HMDI. 


- David R

Technical Specialist; San Francisco, CA

martindell61
Explorer

Re: Don't Be Shy to Ask for Help

I bought an adapter for DVI  to HDMI and now it works

so I now have VR experience.  Thanks guys

Vive Staff

Re: Don't Be Shy to Ask for Help

@martindell61

 

That's great! 

Enjoy,

-John C

"Welcome to the desert of the real."