I just got a brand new ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 14” GA401IV Gaming Laptop [120Hz][Ryzen 9 4900HS][RTX 2060 6GB][16GB DDR4][1TB SSD] , which I was excited to play VR with my HTC vive first generation (yes, I pre-ordered it way back in the day).
This laptop has an HDMI (connected to the onboard card as I later found out) and two USB-C.
Upon setting it up, I ran into an issue where the game would load in the monitor but not in the headset, the error from SteamVR is: "Please plug your headset into the same graphics card as your primary monitor". I tried fixing it by selecting my nvidia card as the preferred card from the nvidia settings panel, I also went to program configuration and made sure all VR games and steam were running on nvdia card. While testing, I found a workaround to launch some games (worked in 4 out of about 15 tested). If I launch the game directly from steam or windows shortcut without loading SteamVR first, the game loads fine (happy I can play some games, but less than perfect solution). I though this was a software issue, since some games do load this way. I wrote ASUS support and they responded:
So I understood the problem being the HDMI cable that is connected to the onboard radeon card instead of the high performance nvidia. This is how the settings looks like: https://paste.pics/b5b6069d607b8af0b9b9a7ce37fd1dac
I went ahead and bought an HDMI to USB-C cable (chinese cable just like this https://paste.pics/c8adc33925b7139be530a7ef127d74c8 ). Unfortunately this didn't work, the headset is not displaying anything at all (no error messages either, just no display on headset). This was frustrating as it seems this worked for some users as described here https://www.reddit.com/r/Vive/comments/c7pyat/hdmi_to_usbc_from_
So I was wondering:
Are there different types of HDMI to USB-C cables or converters that might work (in the past I experienced some HDMI not working with the HTC vive). If that's the case, what should I look for?
HTC vive also have miniDP out, perhaps a miniDP to USB-C would do the trick?
Any other advice that would help me fix the issue s greatly appreciated. Looking for some guidance before throwing more money at these adapters,.
Thanks a lot!