The MacBook Pro was the original Roon Core, but having the server stop running every time I closed the lid got very old. I migrated and deauthorized the MBP to bring up the ROCK/NUC.
Just in case I had a case of terrible space dementia I closed the lid of my MBP just now and Linda and Nelson continued playing, so I think I’m safe saying it’s not my Roon Core. And then there is this…
The instructions about configuring the BIOS were directional and not step-by-step. I flashed the updated BIOS as instructed and then went in to make the configuration changes, but found the documentation didn’t match the actual BIOS UI. I only changed things that were required: Enable legacy boot/disable UEFI, changed boot order, etc. I made no changes to anything else that wasn’t required.
I used the link to the specific NUC on Amazon from the Roon article to avoid the unexpected. However, given the mismatch between the documented process and what I had to do, there might have been something changed in the updated BIOS.
Since the ROCK/NUC was sending the screen output over HDMI to confirm it was running, and display the URL for the system status page, I don’t think I did anything to the HDMI options.
We have had a few reports that NUC10ixFNxN models (the one’s that end with an “N”) do not have Intel HD Audio Support and thus won’t be able to expose their HDMI or local outputs to RoonOS.
Your NUC model doesn’t match but it describes your symptoms exactly. Even without HDMI, at least the headphone output should be available. You might have just been unlucky and stumbled upon another model that doesn’t have Intel Audio Support.
Check out the other thread and see if there are other clues you could follow up on. Does your NUC have a headphone jack in front?
Please recheck whether you have an N suffix in your NUC10 model number, in which case you don’t get HDMI output due to absence of HD Audio.
Do check whether you have a headphone jack on the front panel. If you have it, then we can continue to look at installation / configuring issues to solve this. If you don’t see the headphone jack, then that’s the reason.
Is it simply the case that the necessary drivers are missing but available as a download, or is there an incompatibility between existing drivers and this hardware?
@Brian_Murphy3, when you bought the device was there a blurb in its advertisement that it supported Intel HD audio? If so and it doesn’t, then return it as having been sold under incorrect specs. If they give you a hard time about it, have your credit card company deal with them. It’s been my experience that no one argues with cc companies over customer disputes.
Suppose it depends on how bad you want ROCK as an endpoint.
Look around the NUC hardware or its packaging. See if you can get the exact model you got from a label or something.
The HD Audio BIOS entry, if you do have the wrong type of NUC, is likely useless. The difference between the two different hardware is perhaps too small for Intel to bother releasing a different line of BIOS.
I suspect NUC10i7FNHN without HD Audio (Q2 2021) is a replacement of NUC10i7FNH with HD Audio (2020), and I suspect the older model is no longer produced. Therefore the vendors simply ship the new variant without changing the old product link or photo.