OS: any Linux
Version: Spotify version 184.108.40.2066.ge08ef575, (And many prior)
If two Linux computers are running Spotify and happen to have the same `/home/username` path, the two Spotify instances are unable to see each-other for Spotify Connect usage.
Packet capturing reveals that both devices can see each-other's Spotify mDNS broadcast packets.. yet they do not appear in each-others Spotify Connect list while running out of identically named user home directories on each machine.
Workaround 1 - Give Spotify a temporary directory:
Executing Spotify in your terminal with this example:
`HOME=/tmp/spotify spotify &`
Then logging into the newly opened client instantly reveals the other machine, confirming this issue.
Workaround 2 - Permanently alter the home directory for your user on ONE of the machines:
Permanently modifying my `/etc/passwd` and changing my home directory from `/home/ipaqmaster` to `/home/ipaqmaster1` on my Laptop, remembering to also rename the directory to match is also a valid (more permanent) workaround for this issue, at the cost of having to modify my directory structure.
I've seen MANY threads regarding this issue with all but one ending unresolved. Some of the threads even date back to 2014. I would like this to be accepted as an Ongoing Issue for a resolution to this bug.