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[Linux] Cannot access file alsa.conf

[Linux] Cannot access file alsa.conf

Operating System

Linux, Manjaro i3 (18.0)

 

Cannot access file /usr/share/alsa/alsa.conf

I have a fresh install of Manjaro i3 (18.0) and installed Spotify using Snap. When I tried to play a song it just skips every song immidietly and fast. The error it is giving is `Cannot access file /usr/share/alsa/alsa.conf` every time Spotify tries to play a song (the concerning file does exists). Is there a solution to fixing this problem?

 

Misc

Audio works in every other application (VLC, firefox etc.). I also used pulse audio, this worked, but it caused bugs; e.g. unmuting didn't work.

 

A piece of log output running `spotify --show-console`

14:32:32.533 I [audio_player_queue_impl.cpp:651 ] Open driver: 0x00007fe18839ddd0, audio stream type: 0
ALSA lib conf.c:3750:(snd_config_update_r) Cannot access file /usr/share/alsa/alsa.conf
ALSA lib pcm.c:2266:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM default
14:32:32.533 E [audio_decompressor_process.cpp:361] playbackError: playback_error_audio_driver (12)
14:32:32.534 I [audio_player_queue_impl.cpp:651 ] Open driver: 0x00007fe18839ddd0, audio stream type: 0
ALSA lib conf.c:3750:(snd_config_update_r) Cannot access file /usr/share/alsa/alsa.conf
ALSA lib pcm.c:2266:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM default

 

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I'm getting the exact same issue on Ubuntu 18.10.
None of the suggestions I've found online have solved this problem.  Does any one have any suggestions?

 

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