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NUC6i7KYK Skull Canyon running Roon ROCK: Updating HDMI 2.0 firmware

I am using an NUC6i7KYK for a digital music server. I installed the Roon ROCK OS after I updated the BIOS. I had problems when I tried to connect the HDMI port to my Denon AVR-X6200W receiver. I suspect the HDMI 2.0 firmware upgrade may solve my problem so I want to try it. Since I don't have the Windows OS installed on the NUC, I don't know how to install the firmware upgrade.

Does anyone know how to install the HDMI 2.0 firmware upgrade on an NUC6i7KYK running the Roon ROCK OS? Is it even possible?

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Roon ROCK is not a supported OS. You are on your own here.

Doc

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Since this is a "firmware" upgrade, and not a driver update, would it stay in effect if I were to install Windows 10, run the HDMI 2.0 firmware upgrader, and then re-install the unsupported OS?

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One would assume so. But, this firmware update is provided/intended for the supported operating systems, not Roon ROCK.

We will have to wait for someone with more knowledge to confirm.

Maybe N.Scott.Pearson can comment?

Doc

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Thanks for the links, Leon.

I will try that and report back with the results.

Allan

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Leon is correct; the upgrade will stay in effect and improve things in Linux O/Ss as well. Remember that it is upgrading the firmware for the LSPcon IC, whose job it is to convert the processor's DP 1.2 signal into a corresponding HDMI 2.0 signal.

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I upgraded the BIOS on my NUC from 053 to 055.

I installed Windows 10 and applied updates.

I ran the HDMI 2.0 firmware upgrade program which indicated that the NUC already had the latest (final) version of the HDMI firmware.

I re-installed the Roon ROCK OS, and the problem still exists with the HDMI connection to the Denon AVR. I can connect the HDMI to my Oppo UDP-205, so I suspect the issue is with my Denon AVR.

Thanks to everyone who responded to this. Each response was valuable to me and I learned a lot.

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The other possibility: it's in the Linux driver for Intel HD graphics.

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