Spotify LINUX freezes any mouse interaction all other apps (including spotify itself) [Kubuntu KDE]

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Spotify LINUX freezes any mouse interaction all other apps (including spotify itself) [Kubuntu KDE]

mathojojo
Casual Listener

Hello,

 

I'm using the last Kubuntu 14.10, with spotify 0.9.11.27.

 

The client will randomly freeze any interaction with all apps. The mouse pointer still available, but I can't click anymore. The KDE app launcher is frozen too, and the rendered desktop looks strange. I think, the KDE plasma desktop is entirely frozen.

 

The only thing I can do is ALT+F5 to switch in Console mode. I use it to restart the computer.

 

I saw some subjects here, about SPOTIFY hijacking mouse clics, but I'm not sure it's the same issue.

 

 

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Peter__
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The best place to post for help is over on the main linux topic:
http://community.spotify.com/t5/Help-Desktop-Linux-Mac-and/Spotify-0-9-11-for-GNU-Linux/td-p/842969

Since Spotify on linux is a preview/experimental, these sorts of bugs aren't all that uncommon I'm afraid.

Peter
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renanbirck
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Can you use a console to run 'killall spotify'? Usually it works to release the mouse for me. 

mathojojo
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Hello, and thank you for the answer.

 

Yes I can open the Terminal and killall spotify. But this mouse problem happens really often (I think I never had to wait more than 10-15 minutes).

 

I tried to disable the hardware acceleration in Spotify settings, but it didn't help at all.

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