Recent linux client update changes

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Re: Recent linux client update changes

capricorn86
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Thanks for the great work! Works perfectly for me.

Re: Recent linux client update changes

briardew
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Could you please provide an install option for people that aren't superusers?

The recent web-browser "upgrades" require a system upgrad I cannot make, and I can't install the player w/o superuser privledges.  So I cannot listen to Spotify on this machine, where I spend a majority of my time.  If this isn't fixed, I'll have to cancel my account.

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Re: Recent linux client update changes

notrabbitears
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If it's a work computer, I'd recommend just talking to your sysadmin because it's most likely going to be preferable to not run outdated software on your machine. If it's a personal computer, ask whoever has root privileges for your machine?
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Re: Recent linux client update changes

JSJB
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If you download the debian package to a directory you own on that machine, you can unpack the contents with:

ar xv spotify-client_....deb

There will be a /usr/bin directory under there with the script that launches spotify.

Adjust the paths, if needed, to work relative to your directory instead of / and you should be able to run this version of spotify for yourself, without installing globally.

Re: Recent linux client update changes

Denis_Leger
Newbie

Please note that in your new version, the HiDPI fix should be applied to a different desktop file.

The file file which needs to be amended is now: /usr/local/share/applications/spotify.desktop

Instead of:

/usr/share/applications/spotify.desktop

 

The fix in the file remains the same:

add: --force-device-scale-factor=x to the Exec line of the file, where x is the scaling factor.

Exec=spotify --force-device-scale-factor=2 %U

Thank you for supporting Spotify for Linux,

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Re: Recent linux client update changes

DarkAvenger36
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This issue is still present on Linux client: https://community.spotify.com/t5/Ongoing-Issues/Desktop-Podcast-shortcut-gone-in-ver-1-0-94-262-g3d5...

 

When will the updated version be released?

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Re: Recent linux client update changes

dnsglk
Newbie

Thanks for a hint. I just downloaded http://repository-origin.spotify.com/pool/non-free/s/spotify-client/spotify-client_1.0.94.262.g3d5c2...

and there is only ELF which works out of box, even w/o tweaking paths.

 

Peace

Re: Recent linux client update changes

RJVB
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Somehow that version was pushed through my apt update channel only yesterday. On Ubuntu 14.04 it crashes immediately.

 

I managed to the spotify snap on my system (and then uninstall snapd, systemd and cgroup stuff to get my system to boot normally again >:-( ).

 

I can run the version from the snap against the system libraries so it looks like the official .deb package just has a glitch somewhere (or doesn't yet have a patch which is already present in the snap version).

Re: Recent linux client update changes

tokkopako
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Could you elaborate how to do this or maybe provide the package? I'm currently trying to get spotify working on i386 machine.

Re: Recent linux client update changes

capricorn86
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I would also like to say my thanks. I would not be using Spotify if it wasn't for the great Linux support. Keep up the good work!

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