Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)
2008 Mac Pro / MacOS 10.13.6 / Roon 1.6 build 416
Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)
Wired Gigabit Ethernet, Netgear GS116 and GS105
Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)
Oppo 205 via USB from 2010 Mac Mini (dual boot MacOS 10.14.6 & Windows 10 1903 fully patched)
Description Of Issue
I’m seeing a strange problem with Roon’s GUI running on an ancient Mac Mini in my home theater room. I use older Macs in my house that would be obsolete otherwise and three of them serve as Roon kiosks and a fourth (2008 Mac Pro) runs the core. All of the kiosk Macs can dual boot either MacOS or Windows 10 and I mainly use Windows 10 for the sake of ASIO going to USB DACs. The 2008 iMac running Windows 10 runs Roon GUI just fine, as well as a 2009 MacBook. But the 2010 Mac Mini in my home theater has a strange problem. If I run Roon GUI on it via Windows 10 (fully patched and latest Nvidia drivers), the interface has lots of visual errors, mainly with the track display on the bottom of the window or if i choose to change the audio zone (among other places). It’ll still play music through it if controlled elsewhere but it’s hard to play it through it’s own interface since it’s tough sometimes to determine what’s on screen.
But if I boot to the MacOS side (and I’ve hacked this machine to run MacOS 10.14.6), Roon GUI runs perfectly. I don’t run many applications on either OS but if I run the Chrome web browser on Windows, I don’t see this problem at all with it or any other program. The graphics chip in this machine is a Nvidia GeForce 320M.
I know these machines aren’t new and not supported, but any ideas what might be going on?