Spotify GUI freezes in Ubuntu 19.10

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@CyberKiller 

Thank you for confirming 🙂

 

Have you taken any steps to troubleshoot (eg reinstall, logging out and back in)?

 

I run Ubuntu Studio 18.04 like @uffek and no issues here. I did install snap a day after I had to log back in, so maybe reinstalling could help you here.

 

 

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No, not really. Spotify on snap is giving me various issues all the time. Usually it was jumping the system load sky-high, to the point of killing my system, but this here is something new. Before snap I was using just the extracted files from the deb package, but that was cumbersome to keep updated. Not to mention snap sandboxing breaks KDE music player integration.

 

Anyway, back to the issue at hand... I just removed the snap and installed it fresh (it downloaded from the net, didn't use some cached package). It almost seemed ok, played a full song before freezing, but the issue is still there.

 

As for logout - I rebooted both machines several times over the course of the past few days, so this doesn't fix anything here.

Re: Spotify GUI freezes in Ubuntu 19.10

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I'm having the same trouble on Lubuntu 19.10. Application freezes and I get a white screen. Music continues to play in the background.
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Gig Goer

The Snap version works OK... Thanks.

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I installed the snap version and unfortunately have exactly the same issue. A real shame. 

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Gig Goer

I draw back .. the snap version works better but finally it freezes. It seems to have something to do with updating the gui because if I remember places where to click I can still pause/play with mouse ... I just do not see anything on ui.

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Gig Goer

When the snap version freezes I can still see what I play on top-bar. There is no error message on terminal.

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Same error at my side, I am using version 1.1.26.501.gbe11e53b and Linux Mint. After a couple of minutes of playing songs, the GUI simply freezes.

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Gig Goer
In the meantime ... waiting the Linux version being fixed the best solution is to listen web player on browser ...it can not play with the best quality ... my ears like the streaming quality very high ...and I hope the Ubuntu version gets well soon.
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Same here, on two machines. Both have Linux Mint 19.3 installed, and Spotify is installed via snap, version 1.1.26.501.gbe11e53b-15.

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