[Linux] Spotify sometimes freezes my desktop?

[Linux] Spotify sometimes freezes my desktop?


I've had this issue the entire year or so I've been using Spotify but never thought to ask if it's a known issue or anything, until now.


I use the Spotify for Linux preview, and every so often it will freeze up my desktop - the music is still playing, the mouse can still move, but nothing can be clicked on or interacted with.


The only fix I've found is to switch to another tty, kill Spotify, switch back and then restart Spotify. But it keeps happening, maybe once every couple of days.


Is this a known issue, or something easily fixable?

1 Reply

It is a known issue which has been in the linux client for some time:

Spotify Community Mentor and Troubleshooter

Spotify Last.FM Twitter LinkedIn Meet Peter Rock Star Jam 2014

If this post was helpful, please add kudos below!

Suggested posts

Env: prod