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  1. @TheAttorney @hifi25nl just added a menu-driven way to set static IP to the latest Audiolinux menu version 105. So if you need it, it's there.
  2. You may be right. I first ran into the UPNP issue years ago when I was running minimServer, so it may well be unnecessary on Roon. I just set it on for consistency, but didn’t consider there may be a security risk. Thanks for the warning.
  3. Yes, sounds like you have some networking issues going on. Router issues: One thing I always check, especially with the crappy routers ISPs provide, is whether UPNP and multicast are enabled. Usually you can go into the router's web UI and find these. Ensure they are enabled. Instead of multicast, you may see the option called IGMP. Anyway, when these are off, they can impede discovery, so turn them on. My preference is to have the ISP to just give me a modem (or supply my own) and set it in "passthrough" mode. Then you can use a "good" router of your own choosing. Not sure if UK ISPs offer this option. Bridging issues: as has been reported from day 1 on the novel thread, bridging sometimes doesn't work on Windows 10. Not sure why, but probably due to driver issues. I remember several people (myself included) found relief by adding a 3rd network adapter to the bridge, even if it was not connected. You could try switching to a different dongle (check the chipset). I think on my machine, the Anker (with the Realtek chipset) worked well, but I had to add a 3rd adapter (wifi) to the bridge. In your case, you could just add another Ethernet dongle, add it to the bridge, but just leave it unconnected. Static IP: Finally, if you do feel static IP addresses are necessary, you can definitely do static IP on AL. See http://www.audio-linux.com/#GUIDE and search for "static address" within the page. I asked Piero about adding a simple menu option for non-geeks to do this, and he said it will come out in version 105.
  4. For now, I am using 12V, because I don’t yet have a suitable PSU to go higher. According to @romaz, 19V - assuming the same PSU - sounds best to him so I would suggest giving that a try.
  5. OK you lost me, because this is exactly how Roon works! The endpoint has to have an IP address on the same subnet as the Roon Core. For Roon to work, each of these machines has to have its own IP address: Roon Core (aka Roonserver) Roon Bridge (aka endpoint) Roon control app (if running on an iDevice or other system) Once both the Roon Core and the Roon Bridge applications are up and running, they become visible to each other and the control app. Perhaps you can describe your network topology? Which machines are running Roon Core and Roon Bridge? How are they connected?
  6. Roon does not need the Server or the Bridge on the endpoint to have static IP addresses. As Bob said, all Roon components advertise their presence on the network, so get discovered automatically. If you like, you can certainly set your server, endpoint or both boxes to static IP addresses. I've always done this manually, and I noticed AL does not have a menu option to do this, which shouldn't be a big deal to implement. I've asked Piero to consider doing so.
  7. Time to reconnect with you BSD Unix skills then! OK, if you have successfully enabled Roon, then you should see it listed in the list of enabled services when you run: systemctl list-unit-files | grep enabled Sometimes you do have to wait a while for Roon server to start up after you boot. If you look at the details of the start script at /usr/lib/systemd/system/roonserver.service you'll see these lines in the file: After=network-online.target sound.target Wants=network-online.target These are conditions that have to be true before Roon will start. So if you are not seeing Roon start, perhaps your network takes a while to connect? Anyway, you can use these to do some troubleshooting. I think we may already be OT, so you may want to continue this with Piero over on the AL troubleshooting thread.
  8. Hi Alex, Thanks for the clarifications. It would help if I knew what I was asking precisely - which I don't! Perhaps part of my confusion comes from a perception that may be incorrect, that the LPS-1.2 has a "cliff" at 1.1A, so that led me to wonder if instantaneous current demands in excess of 1.1A would be tolerated, and if so, by how much. I am starting to feel more and more that an PSU's sound quality can be variable and heavily depends on the operating point (%utilization of rated max) one chooses. While I haven't done any rigorous listening experiments, I think there is some merit to the idea of massively overprovisioning a PSU for its intended application, so you are running at <50%, perhaps even <25% of capacity. Of course, too often we don't have that luxury.
  9. That's an easy one! Just run "systemctl enable roonserver" once (as root), make sure to "ramsave" and Roon Server should autostart on subsequent reboots.
  10. Very interesting! Thanks for the pointer. Has anyone had any experience with these units?
  11. Hi Alex, I'm glad to hear that these units are selling like barely-warm-at-8.2A cakes. Actually I had a serious question set of questions for @JohnSwenson and you. It has to do not with continuous current, but peak current. Can you compare and contrast how a "conventional" LPS like the JS-2 handles very short current peaks vs. the LPS-1.2? What I'm really wondering is how high a current peak can each sustain, given a short enough duration? Can each deliver 2x, 3x, even 10x the sustained current rating, or is there a practical limit where even for an infinitesimally small interval, max current is limited to some value? Is the amount of headroom - let's define this as rated peak/rated continuous - different for the JS-2 vs. the LPS-1.2? Apologies if this has been answered before - a few searches that I were unfruitful.
  12. Bob, I've lost track of all the threads you've opened up, so apologies if this is the wrong place to ask some questions: Does Euphony supply a ramroot equivalent? I.e. can you run the root partition on a RAMdisk? If you're only interested in the OS, is it possible to skip all the Stylus "stuff?" Is it possible to tweak files? For example, squeezelite.conf to change buffer settings? Can you play with processor frequency? Can you isolate cores? Now regarding your experiments, when you describe your results, can you also please clarify the system: Server: HW description: CPU, RAM, mobo etc PSU: OS used: OS in RAM? Music server: for example, Roon Core Endpoint: HW description: CPU, RAM, mobo etc PSU: OS used: OS in RAM? Music server: for example, Roon Bridge
  13. Thanks for that link! The first part is at the same site: https://live.philharmoniedeparis.fr/concert/1046900/hesperion-xxi-jordi-savall-le-voyage-d-ibn-battuta.html
  14. To your BAADD I would add "Amazing Sound Seeker," making you a .... drum roll ... BAADDASS!
  15. https://open.qobuz.com/album/aolaruz6linqc But this is on the UK site. I'm not seeing it on the US site. Since this is a new release, I wonder what is keeping them from adding it to the US site simultaneously, especially since Tidal US has it, suggesting no issue with the label.
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