How to put next gen Vive Pro base stations in Standby Mode?

kurt_b
Contributor

How to put next gen Vive Pro base stations in Standby Mode?

Hi guys!

How can i cause the second generation base stations to power down? All drivers and firmware are up to date. Bluetooth is switched on and all settings are done, but nothing happens when i close the Vive dashboard. When I search for compatible base stations within the dashboard none are found. (When I search for new bluetooth hardware within windows settings both base stations are listed.)

 

best regards, Kurt

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Vive Staff

Re: How to put next gen Vive Pro base stations in Standby Mode?

@kurt_b, we're investigating this but in many cases, it seems to be related to the USB chipset that is driving the Vive. Some users have counterintuitively reported that these features work when you switch over to a USB 2.0 port. 


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kurt_b
Contributor

Re: How to put next gen Vive Pro base stations in Standby Mode?

Hi David!
Do these users really refer to the new Steam VR2.0 base stations? Due to the bluescreens (see my other post) I had already switched over to USB2.0 - with no result. By the way the controllers receive a shut down command from the link box even under USB3.0 when SteamVR is closed. Why should that be different with the Lighthouse Boxes?
I think I have not made a mistake at startup, unless there are no switches and the boxes must only be connected to the power. Can the base stations get damaged when more often unplugged from the mains?

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I once again tried to switch the USB ports, but that's not the solution. I even disabled and closed all viveport-software, as recommended by other users. The actual version of steamvr does not seam to offer energy management for 2.0 lighthouses.

PanFX
Pioneer

Re: How to put next gen Vive Pro base stations in Standby Mode?

That's the only problem i have right now with the Vive Pro Business package, the 2.0 Lighthouses are running 24/7. Going USB 2.0 is not an option for me, my motherboard has only one USB 2.0 connector which is occupied by the watercooler. But i have plenty of USB 3.0/3.1 Gen2 controllers.

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