DBUS No Longer working

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DBUS No Longer working

wpovell
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OS: Debian Stretch

Version: 1:1.0.64.407.g9bd02c2d-26

 

Updated spotify yesterday but was sad to see that when trying to change music from the console I'm greeted by an error:

 

Error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.spotify was not provided by any .service files

 

Additionally, when spotify starts up, the following is printed:

 

(spotify:31655): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_dbus_connection_send_message: assertion 'G_IS_DBUS_CONNECTION (connection)' failed

 

Thanks so much for the work on the linux client!

 

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Re: DBUS No Longer working

heynowitsme
Newbie

I can confirm it also stopped working for me (i'm on ubuntu 14.04)

 

Ironically, I've just been going around telling anyone I can, how nice it is that spotify provides this functionality in their linux client...

 

Hope you can fix this soon.

thanks!

Re: DBUS No Longer working

jawastew
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Afaik mine is working again (on Ubuntu 16.04) update your stuff :)
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Re: DBUS No Longer working

netburst
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Not working for me. Getting the same error messages.

Client version 1.0.70.399.g5ffabd56 on Void Linux.

Re: DBUS No Longer working

ttxi
Newbie

also experiencing the same dbus message :/

Re: DBUS No Longer working

ewnh
Newbie

Running 1.0.72 on Void gives me the same errors. After messing about for a while, it seems to be a DBus-related issue, on my system at least.

 

Try:

pkill dbus

dbus-launch --exit-with-session spotify

 

This seems to fix the errors, and allows spotify to be controlled by sp and therefore DBus. It seems a bit fragile though, so you may have to restart spotify like this a couple of times until it works.

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netburst
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ewnh: Great find, thank you! This is working.

 

Now, where does the problem actually stem from? Is it dbus, spotify, or both? I don't have any issues with dbus on my system other than with spotify...

Re: DBUS No Longer working

snoek
Newbie

Not working for me either on 1.0.72. And the workaround also isn't working. This while for example the Clementine dbus.mplayer2 interface does work.

 

Hope the bugs can be ironed out.

 

This is on Ubuntu 16.04, btw.

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