Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)
Wired gigabit ethernet
Android pixel c tablet running Android 8.1
Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)
NAD C 658 ethernet
Description Of Issue
Problem is on the tablet. Run roon app there, and issues are:
1 any notifications stop play of music
2 going back to home screen stops roon
3 catastrophic bug is that when you return to roon, the screen is entirely messed up random blocks of color, etc. Worse, it is stuck that way until you kill the app and restart it
Interesting point. Maybe I should try my phone too. All I really know here is that with a vanilla Android system on a Google tablet, the 1.8 version fails spectacularly. 1.7 worked fine on the same hardware and OS. I hope Roon can sort this out.
OK, I took a look at that thread. First, it seems like there is no connection to the core at all for the Android devices, which is not the case for me. I have connections, I just cannot go to the home screen and back to Roon - the display wipes out. There are a couple of things brought up in that thread that were changed and seemed to help, but those are not applicable for me:
Mac address of the android device changing. MAC address of my tablet is definitely fixed
The IP address of the Core machine running Rock is variable, and fixing it seemed to help - I am running my Core on a NUC running Linux Mint with a fixed IP address already.
I am an old Unix hand, so I don’t run DHCP unless the device forces me to
Also, it was 1.7 they were having trouble with, and I never had any difficulty with that version.
I have these kind of OpenGL glitches as long as I use Roon on my Pixel C (i.e. since 2016). My current workaround is to pin the Roon app, but not really workable if you use your tablet for other apps as well.
Hi Jan it is a good idea to have a fixed IP for the Core. Reserve yourself an IP in the router if you know how, and then you can set that ip address in the Android Roon client.
Things should go much smoother after that I hope
Is this because the 8 and 9 tablets are getting old and can’t cope with the memory demands any more?
Roon is a big app and I cannot see it comfortably working on a tablet with 2 or 3 gb of memory (most tablets of that era). I can’t find my Pixel C, so will have a good look for it today. It was always rock solid with Roon (but battery is pretty much useless now) and from memory it only has 3gb ram.
Edit not a sniff of an issue with the Android phones in my house, all working a treat