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Spotify GUI freezes in Ubuntu 19.10

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Re: Spotify GUI freezes in Ubuntu 19.10

Visitor

I found the total answer to the problem. 

 

Spotify installed as a SNAP will not work well on Ubuntu 19.10 19.04 18.04 

 

So install Spotify as a client (the old way as before snap was invented) and add the gnome support . 

You'll find all as an answer on aksubuntu https://askubuntu.com/questions/1216545/doesnt-ubuntu-patch-for-spotify 

 

I hope this answer will elevate all your problems with Spotify on Ubuntu . You'll notice as well that Spotify's start up is much faster this way . 

 

 

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Re: Spotify GUI freezes in Ubuntu 19.10

Casual Listener

That doesn't really fix anything for people using numerous other distros. Like my openSUSE, or the mentioned Fedora.

 

I would prefer a native package instead of this snap-thingy if it would exist. Yet, despite rpm being the standard for GNU/Linux packages, Spotify only releases a deb.

 

note: openSUSE and Fedora use slightly different rpm's (they are totally different distros), but it is possible to make an rpm which would work universally

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Re: Spotify GUI freezes in Ubuntu 19.10

Casual Listener

This seems to have worked for me. Thank you. 

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Re: Spotify GUI freezes in Ubuntu 19.10

Casual Listener

Same issue for me on KUBuntu 18.04 : sometimes I get a white window, sometime the UI is frozen, but in both case I still can interact with the app with blind clicks.

(I run the snap app).

 

Edit : actually the UI get frozen, and if I reduce the app and get it back, I get a white window).

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Re: Spotify GUI freezes in Ubuntu 19.10

Gig Goer
I downloaded the package http://repository.spotify.com/pool/non-free/s/spotify/spotify-client-gnome-support_0.9.17.1.g9b85d43... and installed it with software center.
It is not 100% solution to this problem but it helps ... it does not freeze every day anymore.
It is a spotify gnome support package and I'm running Xfce and it made difference .. hopefully it helps Kde also.
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Re: Spotify GUI freezes in Ubuntu 19.10

Visitor

I just found this post as I've been having nonstop freezing issues on KDE with the snap package for a while now. Using the solution above (installing spotify-client) seems to completely resolve it.

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Re: Spotify GUI freezes in Ubuntu 19.10

Regular

Snap - busted

client installed from PPA - works fine

 

No developer replies in here?

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Re: Spotify GUI freezes in Ubuntu 19.10

Gig Goer

For me the PPA version freezes more often than Snap. ... I still wonder why spotify has 3 process-ID;s while every other program has just one. Maybe the gui-refrehment goes to wrong process and disappears in bit heaven

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Re: Spotify GUI freezes in Ubuntu 19.10

Gig Goer

I'm testing with HP Z800 workstation .. 24G of ram and Ubuntustudio 20.04 daily ... Spotify from PPA has been running all day along other programs without freezing.

No extra packages installed (like gnome support) at all.

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Re: Spotify GUI freezes in Ubuntu 19.10

Casual Listener

More precisely :

SNAP PACKAGE is not working :

1.1.26.501.gbe11e53b-15

 

PPA is working fine :

1.1.10.546.ge08ef575-19

 

Can we get an update ? Any community manager is here ?

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