03-05-2017 11:07 AM
I am using the vive system to develop an interactive installation piece in real life as the tracking is amazing.
I am however getting problems with the HMD going to sleep after a few minutes since it's not used and then I lose the controllers as well.
Is there a way to disable the standby mode in the HMD?
Secondly, but I might start another topic for this, can rendering to the HMD be disabled while it is on, to save system resources.
03-06-2017 12:58 PM
There isn't a way to do it in settings currently, but what you can do is block the sensor between the lenses (It's right above the bridge of the nose on the HMD) with something. Preferrably something like a sticky note or a soft piece of microfibre cloth.
That should prevent it from going into standby mode while you're working.
12-19-2017 07:06 AM - edited 12-19-2017 07:07 AM
Putting a sticky note on the head cushion to cover the sensor works (the HMD doesn't go to sleep), but it also covers the lenses, so you can't use the HMD.
Sticking something directly on the sensor doesn't work (the HMD goes to sleep).
One has to make some tests to be able to cover the sensor to achieve the Allways_On state of the HMD, and also be able to wear it when required, without having to peel off the sensor cover.
01-13-2018 08:58 AM - edited 01-13-2018 09:16 AM
First off, apologies for digging up an older thread, but I'm having a similar issue with my Vive, except in my case the headset will go in to standby mode whilst I'm still wearing it. I will be in the middle of a mission in Elite Dangerous and suddenly the display will just go black, and the SteamVR app states that the headset is in stanby mode.
I have tried covering over the sensor in the Vive but that has made no difference, it still cuts out at random (whether or not it is being worn at the time) but does come back if I make a movement in any direction. This issue only started a couple of days ago, and hasn't happened once in the previous 11 months that I've been using it. Could it be a SteamVR update that's causing the issue as I can't find anything in the settings to disable standby mode.
01-13-2018 12:37 PM
I seem to have the same problem since today. I guess (hope) it's a software issue. I've tried the SteamVR beta as well as the stable version but it makes no difference. Sticking something on the sensor doesn't do anything as well.
01-13-2018 06:21 PM - edited 01-13-2018 06:21 PM
I'm having the exact same issue, also in Elite Dangerous but it does it in other software too, I hate to think what watching a movie would be llike now.. I've tried unchecking the 'pause rending rendenering while the headset is idle' option in the developer section of Steam VR beta but the problem is still happening. Was perfect before the last Steam VR update
01-14-2018 10:29 AM
01-15-2018 08:46 AM
I started having the same problem in Elite Dangerous (via Steam) a few days ago. The Vive goes into standby for 2-5 seconds at random intervals during gameplay.
01-15-2018 12:41 PM
01-15-2018 01:49 PM
01-15-2018 03:35 PM
This just started happening to me too when I tried to move my Vive to a new PC and a fresh build (Win 10 x64 Ent). This seems to also be effecting my ability to install the Vive and SteamVR software as SteamVR can't seem to sync my controller or lighthouses at the same time. It keeps syaing 'the headset must be plugged in before pairing any controllers'. The headset constantly going to sleep never happened to me before, neither has not being able to install the software to use my Vive.
01-16-2018 05:28 PM
01-16-2018 07:17 PM
I only just got my Vive in the last couple of days, so I can't comment on what might have changed since it was like this from the begininning; but I can attest to having this same issue with other programs. I like to use MultiVR.se to watch youtube lying down, and going more than a handful of seconds without moving my head results in the headset going to sleep every time.