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Question Vulkan Builds won't run on Quest 2

Discussion in 'VR' started by krakentanz, Dec 3, 2021.

  1. krakentanz

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    Hello!

    I recently switched my project's Graphics API from OpenGLES3 to Vulkan (by adding Vulkan to the top of the list of Graphics APIs in the Project Settings -> Player Settings -> Other Settings) in order to gain some overall performance and add FFR.
    I had no problems launching the app on the Quest 2 with OpenGLES3, but now with Vulkan all the builds I make and run are stuck on the app's system splash screen image with the three dots pulsing below. I've waited several minutes to see if it has just gotten super slow (loading took about 3 or 4 seconds before) but the device doesn't seem to be able to run the app itself.
    The project is using URP and I have tried building it with the most current releases of Unity 2019.4 (URP 7.7.1), 2020.3 and 2021.2 (12.1.1) respectively, always with the same result.
    Can anyone give me a hint on what I might be forgetting? What things need to be taken into account when switching a project to Vulkan?

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. fuzzy3d

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    Unity 2021.2.3f1+ URP 12.1.1+ Oculus XR Plugin 1.10.0+ XR plugin management 4.2.0+ Oculus Integration
    Oculus Quest 2 35.0.0..
    Fresh new project without any post processing, passthrough- Passthrough API Overview | Oculus Developers

    Vulcan= black screens, OpenGLES3= O.K.
     
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  3. kalineh

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    Can confirm very broken for me too, either stuck at 3 dots, or flickering splash screen, or crash on startup. Using URP and OpenXR latest w/ Oculus Quest Support enabled (not the Oculus XR Plugin, or the Oculus Integration package). Unity 2021.2.1f1.

    Uploading a 9gb repro project, should be done in a couple of hours.
     
  4. Tanya_Li

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    which OpenXR plugin version were you using? We recently fixed this issue in 1.3.0.
    1.3.0 Release note includes this fix:
    • Fixed bug that caused Vulkan support on Oculus to stop working.
     
  5. kalineh

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    Using OpenXR plugin at 1.3.1 or 1.3.0 is reliably crashing vulkan for us, when using the OpenXR plugin provider. Tested with and without Oculus plugin installed with no change. Enabling or disabling jobs changes the vulkan stack trace. Multi-pass,etc do not fix, depth texture change does not fix. (I'm still uploading the repro project, it will probably take 15 hours)

    Using Oculus plugin provider (3.0.0-pre.1) is stuck with a flickering splash screen (not 3 dots). Still trying to diagnose if there is a combination of settings that works.

    There's also a number of small issues with gradle, like having Oculus provider enabled and having Oculus Quest Support enabled in OpenXR makes libopenxr_loader.so try to merge multiple times and fail. There's also bunch of troublesome issues caused by Library/Android/Prj/IL2CPP/Gradle not clearing properly but I don't have a repro right now.
     
  6. DevDunk

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    Is Oculus Integration installed? (If so, update it)
     
  7. kalineh

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    It is not installed, I am trying to isolate errors by adding one thing at a time because there are too many combinations. As far as I can tell, the Oculus Integration should contain the same plugins as the Oculus XR Plugin anyway.

    The black screen turned out to be an issue on our side - the editor keeps clearing all the references on some prefabs on startup for some reason. It's working now just with no controller tracking (using Oculus XR plugin provider).
     
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  8. kalineh

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    Vulkan crash on startup bug submitted with repro: case #1386086.
     
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  9. the_real_apoxol

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    Is this Vulkan/link/PC or vulkan/Android ? Vulkan/link/PC does have some outstanding issues, including a crash.
     
  10. mrstruijk

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    Hi! I had the same issue after upgrading from 2021.1.28 to 2021.2.5. App worked on 2021.1.28 (Vulkan), but only three dots on 2021.2.5.

    I upgraded OpenXR to 1.3.1, but still no luck.

    Also upgraded Cinemachine to 2.8.3, Progrids to 3.0.3-6, Version Control to 1.15.7, no luck (didn't expect it to, but you never know).

    Only after setting OpenGLES3 to the top of the Graphics API in Project Settings (leaving Vulkan to a lowly second place), did my app run again!

    Edit: thanks apoxol, I meant 2021.2.5, not 2022.2.5. Fixed typo
     
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  11. the_real_apoxol

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    I assume you mean 2021.2.5? I am installing it now and will give it a try to see what is going on. If you want to submit a bug and attach a sample project that would be the fastest way for us to look into it. If you do please post the case number here.
     
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  12. the_real_apoxol

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    I was able to verify that this is in fact the case, vulkan will not start on device. Investigating now to see what changed and will post back if there are any workarounds.
     
  13. the_real_apoxol

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    Looked into this further and it seems like this was a bug that was introduced and fixed. The fix will be in 2021.2.6f1 (so the next release). At this time there are no known workaround besides using OpenGLES3 or saying on the 2021.1.28 build as I tried going back to 2021.2.0f1 and it occurs there as well.

    https://issuetracker.unity3d.com/issues/xr-vulkan-oculus-crash-launching-app-on-quest
     
  14. kalineh

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    @the_real_apoxol The crash repro I submitted was for Vulkan/Android. The Vulkan/link/PC build was working fine. I'll take another look once 2021.2.6f1 is out.
     
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    Yes the crash that is fixed in 2021.2.6f1 will fix the crash on Vulkan/Android
     
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  16. mrstruijk

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    Thanks for this @the_real_apoxol! I will upgrade to 2021.2.6 when it comes out. I hope that it will also fix my new issue where the frame rate has tanked on Quest build using OpenGLES3.
     
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    We're also having this issue, but also have some additional problems making 2021.2.5 not work for us at all:
    1. Making a build using OpenGLES3 results in the right eye rendering mostly correctly and the left eye rendering random colors
    2. When trying to play from Unity using AirLink I get black in both eyes, except some triangles in the right eye where I can see the scene rendering a bit.

    I'm wondering if anyone knows of a setting that I might be missing? I've tried using the OculusXR plugin 1.10 and 3.0.0-pre.1.
     
  18. krakentanz

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    Thanks for the replies and for fixing this issue in the upcoming release of 2021.2.6f1. In the meantime, I indeed got working Vulkan builds using 2021.1.28f1.
    Unfortunately -and I can't say what's the culprit here; if it's the updated URP or Vulkan instead of OpenGLES3- the game runs a lot slower when building with this version of Unity and Vulkan API selected, even after turning on FFR level 4 (the highest setting that should render a lot less pixels). Sadly, the expected performance boost using Vulkan did not happen for us at all.
     
  19. kalineh

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    Updates to 2021.2.6 does fix the Vulkan issue. It now runs using Vulkan.

    But the frame rate is still abysmal. With every head move I have black borders on the edges indicating that it's not fast enough to actually render the frame.

    For me it has a Gfx.WaitForRenderThread of between 20 and 50ms. On the Render thread it's not doing anything at the same time.

    I will try the experiments that @kalineh has indicated in their other thread.
     
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    Disable depth, there is a massive performance issue about this (already in the issue tracker). In URP it's in the urp asset and rendering asset called stencil
     
  23. mrstruijk

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    Thanks for the tip @DevDunk! Are these the ones you mean?

    UniversalRenderPipelineAsset.png UniversalRenderPipelineAsset_Renderer.png
    Because if so, they were already off. Or should I be looking in another place?
     
  24. krakentanz

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    I just put this in Start()

    Unity.XR.Oculus.Utils.SetFoveationLevel( 4 );
     
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  25. benbarefield-lighthaus

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    In 2021.2.6 we're still seeing rendering in a single eye. This happens as early as the Unity Logo. Has something changed in how the XR integration needs to be used? (Turning off multithreaded rendering did not make a difference)
     
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    I recommend any issues you are seeing that you submit bugs with test projects if possible and post the issue numbers you are assigned here. With graphics related issues bugs are the fastest way to a resolution.
     
  27. DevDunk

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    Yep, it's good that way. Performance optimisation can just be a bitch sometimes sadly
     
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    I've reported the mentioned Vulkan perf regression with depth buffer in past. Case #1387325. I can paste my report content here too since it can help others understand what's happening:

    While running native Quest 2 build with URP and Vulkan, it's impossible to reach acceptable framerate or GPU load when depth texture or depth priming options are enabled on the URP assets. This wasn't an issue while using Unity 2020.3 LTS or while using GLES3 as renderer. I've tracked the issue to happen after this PR: https://github.com/Unity-Technologies/Graphics/pull/4488. If I revert that PR, everything runs fine on Quest despite enabling either of those mentioned deph options. The reason why performance with GLES3 (instead of Vulkan) is fine is because this PR actually reverted the previously mentioned PR for GLES3 specifically: https://github.com/Unity-Technologies/Graphics/pull/4705
     
  29. ImpossibleRobert

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    Is this issue resolved by now?
     
  30. rz_0lento

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    if you mean the issue I mentioned on the previous post then.. I think not. Unity just closed my report claiming the repro project just crashed the editor. I already even pinpointed the PR that caused the issue and in addition their editor crashing on a project should have warranted extra investigation as well but instead of doing either, they just closed the report.

    I can't be bothered to resubmit the repro project if they don't even bother looking further after sending them detailed notes on what went wrong. Repro project was just a blank project anyway.

    In case some Unity employee is still interested on this, further details are still in issue report #1387325. This happens on all URP projects with the steps mentioned here (quest + vulkan + depth buffer).
     
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    I really and truly hope Unity isn't just considering this a case closed. URP and Vulkan cooperating with one another is one of the most important parts of developing realistic standalones.
     
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    how are you finding Vulkan vs. GLES3 in VR?

    I've had issues with Vulkan and MSAA 4X on Quest 2...
     
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    Sadly, we've been hearing that Vulkan, FFR, and MSAA would be working smoothly on Quest "any day now" since ~2019. At this point I've completely given up hope and just focus on optimizing for GLES3.
     
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  34. Vanz

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    Damn, I wish I would have seen that a month ago... :(
     
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    I’m having this issue as well when building with Vulkan.

    I tracked it down to the Depth Texture option in the URP Pipeline Asset.

    When Depth Texture is checked the game will hang on the splash screen on quest. When turned off the game loads normally. (Unfortunately without depth texture support)
     
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    Yet all the new features such as phase sync and spacewarp require vulkan, and unity puts it as stable already
     
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    Great news! Can you post link to "Unity: Vulcan for Quest 2 is stable already"?
     
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    Please note it was 2021.2 that introduced a fix to depth prepass / MSAA. So if you were using MSAA then Vulkan would be really slow, but prior to this version of Unity, anything could enable it internally like SSAO or some effect and so on. That may well be an issue for some. Check the project on 2021.2 if that's the case

    Note this was not MSAA's fault, it was just a trigger.
     
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  44. DevDunk

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    Wasnt that fixed in a recent update?
     
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    Unity changed a lot of stuff involving tile deferred hardware and depth prepass etc. I'm just passing on info as so many people have hit a snag with vulkan on URP and Quest 2.
     
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    I'm on 2021.3 and I still get a black screen when I try to build a Quest 2 app with Vulkan
     
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  47. DevDunk

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    Latest oculus integration asset?
     
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    Yep I'm on version 40.0 set up this project his week :(
     
  49. DevDunk

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    And you followed the oculus quest unity setup on the oculus page?
     
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    I can also confirm a black screen with URP on both Vulkan and OpenGLES on Quest 2, tried on 2021.2.16 and 2021.3 LTS, latest plugins and integration. Logcat doesn't seem to provide any info or errors as if execution just stopped.