Linux client startup very slow

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Linux client startup very slow

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Plan

Premium (Family)

Country

Brazil

Device

Dell Inspiron 14 Series

Operating System

Linux Mint 19.3 Xfce

 

My Question or Issue

Unlike the startup on Windows client, on Linux it's very slow to startup the Spotify client. Sometimes it gets so slow that I prefer to open the browser and enter in YouTube Music while the Spotify client starts. I love Spotify, and I'm very happy with the fact that you have a Linux client, you're the best! But, with some issues to solve, that slow startup is one of them. Thanks a lot for your attention!

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Re: Linux client startup very slow

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Hey @pedro2012 

 

I can tell it's one of the slowest programs to open on my machine as well (other is Wine Foobar), but yours seems a bit extended. 🙂

Can you tell if it has been that slow all the time, or is it becoming slower on you?

 

Also, does anything change when you disable local files (if you have them enabled)?

 

Have a nice day!

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Re: Linux client startup very slow

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Hello!

 

Thank you for your attention. I don't have the local files enabled, but that doesn't really change much. It's slow just to startup; once it's fully started it works perfectly well without any significant delay. If you want, I could make a video for demo.

 

Have a nice day too 🙂

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Re: Linux client startup very slow

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@pedro2012 

 

A video would be nice! 🙂

 

I can tell my client also starts up rather slow (~3 seconds), and once it's running, there is no problem with any delays or anything. I do have a SSD in the machine, so I don't know how slow would it be on HDD.

 

Did you install Spotify with Snap?

Also, what distro are you running?

 

Looking forward to your reply 🙂

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