Spotify crashes on start Linux Mint 18

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Spotify crashes on start Linux Mint 18

draconicrose
Regular

Hello. I've recently installed Linux Mint 18, upgrading from a Linux Mint 17 installation. I reinstalled Spotify but while it worked perfectly on 17, it now crashes on startup. 

 

  1. Your device and operating system:  Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon (Desktop)
  2. Type of Spotify account you have (Free/ Premium): Premium
  3. The app version of Spotify you’re using: The latest in the repo.
  4. Brief description of the issue: Spotify crashes on start.
  5. Steps to reproduce the issue: Start Spotify. 

Edit: I've already gone through the troubleshooting steps, on the page where I got the template questions from.

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Re: Spotify crashes on start Linux Mint 18

Rock Star 22
Rock Star 22

@draconicrose

 

There are not many of us, Linux users, in the community.

 

Try posting in this thread. It's where most Linux users hang out:

 

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Help-Desktop-Linux-Windows-Web/Troubleshooting-Linux-Spotify/m-p/13...

 

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Help-Desktop-Linux-Windows-Web/Linux-Spotify-client-1-x-now-in-stab...

 

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Re: Spotify crashes on start Linux Mint 18

durin
Roadie

Delete folder /home/draconicrose/.cache/spotify/ and try again.

Re: Spotify crashes on start Linux Mint 18

draconicrose
Regular

I've already done that.

Re: Spotify crashes on start Linux Mint 18

carlolf
Casual Listener

Was there any solution?

Just today, I also met a crash when starting Spotify. Strange, because it worked for me at least one year. I did regular updates, when there were new ones. I'm working with Mint Linux 19.1 and the latest kernel.

Re: Spotify crashes on start Linux Mint 18

carlolf
Casual Listener

I have detected the cause of the crash:

PLuto kernel: traps: Curl Thread[4751] general protection fault ip:7fdc378e3da7 sp:7fdbbbffd140 error:0 in libcurl-gnutls.so.4.5.0[7fdc3789d000+60000

But for me, that does not help me :-)

Re: Spotify crashes on start Linux Mint 19.1

carlolf
Casual Listener

Today I installed the latest release, offered in Mint Linux 19.1. I hoped this would fix, but there is still:

Jul 22 19:40:40 PLuto kernel: Curl Thread[5711]: segfault at 544d472030 ip 00007fa717f46cde sp 00007fa6b1ff8810 error 4 in libc-2.29.so[7fa717ee9000+173000]

This is my system: 

Host: PLuto Kernel: 5.1.16-050116-generic x86_64 bits, Distro: Linux Mint 19.1 
libcurl3-gnutls Version (7.64.0-2ubuntu1)
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