Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)
Mac Mini, setting up via screen sharing (will not be using it as the audio device), specs are:
Mac Mini (late 2012)
2,5 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 / 16 GB RAM / 120 GB SSD
macOS Catalina 10.15.7
Starting Roon from the command line shows:
Info: Starting RoonServer v1.7 (build 610) stable on macosx
Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)
Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)
Networked (wired) Cambridge Audio CXNv2 (not relevant at this stage I think)
Description Of Issue
I have just signed up for the free trial, and downloaded and installed Roon server for macOS on my Mac mini. Installation seemed to go fine. I double clicked to launch, get the usual Mac warning about running downloaded applications, clicked OK, and … nothing. I notice there is a Roon icon in my task bar, clicking that shows a dropdown that says Roon is running, and options to start on boot and quit. But there is no UI and no icon in my Dock. I was expecting some kind of application UI where I can log in to my account, configure my sources etc.
I’ve quit and restarted, I’ve rebooted, but with no change, the behaviour is the same every time I try to start Roon.
I do not have any other Roon installs on my network - I plan to use the app on an iPad for a remote, and will output to my Cambridge Audio streamer.
I tried all the suggestions from the docs:
I chown/chmod-ed my ~ and ~/Library;
I checked Font Book, Arial is already installed and enabled;
I do not have a firewall enabled;
I bought and installed an SSD (Crucial BX500 120GB) just a few days ago after reading Roon core will benefit from that. I installed it as my boot drive, and installed macOS on it by booting with Command + Option + R which installs the latest OS the system supports, which turned out to be 10.15.7. The OS installation is just a few days old, with almost nothing else installed (only Plex, I think, though it is not running). The machine is otherwise running fine, Plex runs, etc.
Here’s a Dropbox folder containing some logs:
zips of ~/Library/RoonServer/Logs and ~/Library/RAATServer/Logs;
zip of warning/error output in the Mac “console” app when starting up Roon;
zip of output when launching from the console (found in this ancient post) with:
Any help appreciated. Please let me know if you need any other info. I am comfortable on the command line, if there is something I can run to debug or fix pls let me know.