Spotify crashes after first time start

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Spotify crashes after first time start

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Country

netherlands

Device

HP Elitebook 2560P

Operating System

ubuntu 16.04LTS

 

Recently Spotify was updated to version 1.1.42.622.gbd112320. Since then, it is crashing whenever I try to run it. This is the version installed from Snap (same thing happens with the flatpak version, but not with the version installed from the repository with apt-get, but that version is frigging slow,sonota good alternative). it just opens a completely white window which closes within a second.

 

Now after some experimenting, I found out that when I remove all Spotify config directories, spotify starts again allowing me to log in, but one time only.

 

Do I understand correctly that spotify is based on chromium? If so, then the cause me be issues with hardware acceleration: yesterday, my Chrome, Chromium and Brave browsers have been upgraded, and all three started having graphics rendering issues, which I could solve by disabling hardware acceleration. Unfortunately I can't find a way to disable hardware acceleration in Spotify. Does anyone know how to do it manually, e.g. by means of a setting in a config file?

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additional info: before anyone asks: yes, I reinstalled spotify several times, rebooted the computer etc.etc.

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