Author Topic: Running Roon on Linux  (Read 1155 times)

Offline Rotten Johnny

Running Roon on Linux
« on: April 28, 2018, 01:03:26 PM »
I've been using Linux for over two decades now and genuinely have no desire to install and run Windows at home (albeit I'll admit Windows 10 fixed a lot of the crap that preceded it).  In any event, if you're a Linux user and you also happen to use Roon, here's how to get it running on Linux (thanks to another Roon user on the Roon forums):

The key is to create a unique Wine instance just for Roon.

Create a directory in ~/ (I used .wineRoon):
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mkdir /home/x/.wineRoon
Create the Wine instance:
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env WINEPREFIX=/home/x/.wineRoon WINEARCH=win32 wine wineboot
Set the Window version to Win7:
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env WINEPREFIX=/home/x/.wineRoon winecfg
Install .Net 4.5:
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env WINEPREFIX=/home/x/.wineRoon winetricks dotnet45
Install Roon (previously downloaded)
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env WINEPREFIX=/home/x/.wineRoon wine ~/Downloads/RoonInstaller.exe
To run it use the following (with the correct path to your username (mine is x)

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env WINEPREFIX=/home/x/.wineRoon/ wine /home/x/.wineRoon/drive_c/users/x/Local\ Settings/Application\ Data/Roon/Application/Roon.exe
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Offline scrarfussi

Re: Running Roon on Linux
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 05:42:24 PM »
does this mean roon does not have a linux version ?
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Offline Rotten Johnny

Re: Running Roon on Linux
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 06:36:46 PM »
Not for desktop, no. They have a Linux server and Linux roon bridge. 
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Free your mind...and your ass will follow.

Offline scrarfussi

Re: Running Roon on Linux
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2018, 06:41:50 PM »
Not for desktop, no. They have a Linux server and Linux roon bridge.
Oh ok
so if you have a dedicated machine u can simply run the server version
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Offline Rotten Johnny

Re: Running Roon on Linux
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2018, 09:13:37 PM »
You can run it on any Linux box that meets Roon’s spec.
I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things -- Tom Waits

Free your mind...and your ass will follow.