Spotify GUI freezes in Ubuntu 19.10

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Re: Spotify GUI freezes in Ubuntu 19.10

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I have the same freezing problem as described by everyone else on Ubuntu 19.10.

 

Installed snap version: 1.1.26.501.gbe11e53b-15

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Gig Goer

Testing with intel dual-core and 4G of ram snap and ppa versions freeze on ubuntustudio 18.04 .... ppa version works just fine with 8 cores and 24G of ram on ubuntustudio 20.04 daily.  I'm trying to find a 4 core pc and see what happens.

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Today I switched to the PPA version from the snap version and I haven't had any problems.

 

Here's a gist of the exact commands I used.

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This gist was solution for me. THX
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What worked for me was to go into Snap permissions and disable access to the OpenGL stack. Voila, no more freezing.

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Gig Goer

Hi BrO

Would you like to share with us how to get in Snap permissions and do the magic?

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Sure. Go to software/snap-store and select Spotify (assuming you installed the snap version). Toggle the permission as shown below:

 

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command line I believe it would be:

snap disconnect spotify:opengl

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But that didn't solve the problem to me, freezes continue I'm in Lubuntu 20.04 with compton.

with ppa method I have no problem...

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Didn't solve the problem on Manjaro with Gnome shell either.

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