I suppose I should not even mention Linux?

for reasons “too long to explain” I recently made it work my whole world in Linux as well.

Which means I could make the Looking Glass work there as well if only there would be a way to read that JSON string.

Which could be possible if there would be a version of that driver for Linux too.

Any hopes for the future maybe ?

( ok ok I know 'in a super weird case scenario probably I could cheat and ‘interrogate’ your own website/thing and someway ‘grab’ the string from there )

Actually I am guessing I should try that ?


I haven’t tried this and I don’t have the hardware on hand, but AFAIK the LG is purely a USB HID device. It doesn’t require drivers. So you should be able to get the info really easily.

Try playing with usbhid-dump in a terminal and see if the info you need is there?

I recently created a drop in replacement for the holoplay.js drivers for Linux which could be adapted for anything else that needs the configuration string: https://github.com/newhouseb/linuxholoplayjs. So far it’s worked on a Desktop and a Raspberry Pi.

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Hi! I know this has been brought up several times in the forums, and we’re trying to figure out the best approach to Linux support in the team. Our main concern is the need to support software, however minimal. We’re spending some time this week to scope out what the requirements of our community are and how much development work will be needed to get something into the hands of Linux developers, but in the meantime @benzn solution seems like a good place to start! The calibration information would be the same if we expose it directly through the USB HID, so it shouldn’t be a problem to port work over to our solution when that’s released.

Sorry to keep you all waiting on this, thanks for being patient with us!

Hi all, we’ve been pretty quiet about this, but we actually have added official support for HoloPlay.js on Linux.

This is a small step towards supporting Linux, but hopefully there’s some use for the community in it!


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That sounds interessting, what Rasperry Pi did you use? I thought its videocore couldn’t handle the resolution required.

That sounds interessting, what Rasperry Pi did you use? I thought its videocore couldn’t handle the resolution required.

rPi 4 can do 4K!

Well, yes, that i know, but thanx. The original poster in April did not have the RP4 available, so i wonder what older type of Raspberry PI was able to handle it.

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Meanwhile - i found it. It works even on a rp zero using the config here: config.txt · GitHub
the connected rp (zero, or 3b) should be able to display simple hologramm pictures (using fbi etc) which where previously captured from a PC which prepared the pictures for the specific Looking Glass Device.

The story might continue here Release Linux v1.3.0b · Looking-Glass/ThreeJsDriver · GitHub or at the link posted above.

I don’t mean to diminish this step, but I think we’d appreciate better transparency with respect to your Linux plans & progress.

For those of us interested in using the Looking Glass in our own projects, having some idea about what we can expect and when would certainly be helpful.


Totally fair, and we don’t mean to be opaque about it. We just have a lot going on!

By the end of this year, and hopefully before then (November, but don’t hold me to it!) we’re hoping to have Linux support on our Unity SDK and have a pipeline that works on Linux for custom rendering engines in addition to our current HoloPlay.js support. This will include a much more seamless way to load images into the Looking Glass.

Hope that’s helpful!

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