Do you have a VR headset that is compatible with Steam? Need help setting up Steam VR on Linux? If so, follow along as we go through how to set up Steam VR on Linux!
Virtual reality is highly intensive. Before setting up Steam VR on Linux to play virtual reality, you must run the Steam VR benchmarking tool. It will scan your computer and determine whether your Linux computer has the hardware to handle VR.
In addition to running a benchmark of your Linux PC to determine if it can handle virtual reality, be sure to make sure you have the latest Linux graphics drivers installed for Nvidia, AMD, or Intel.
Steam VR is built into the Steam client. In order for you to set up Steam VR on your Linux PC to enjoy VR video games, you need to install the Steam client. To install Steam on Linux, launch a terminal window and follow along with the command-line installation instructions outlined below.
Installing Steam on Ubuntu is effortless thanks to the operating system distributing it in their software sources. To install it, run the following Apt command.