[Troubleshooting] Linux Spotify

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Re: Trouble when trying to download the app

durin
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The repository information in your /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotidy.list file isn't correct and the other commands fail because you haven't actually installed the spotify client yet.

 

Check that the /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list contais the following line

deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free

and then run

sudo apt-get update

to update the repository information and then

sudo apt-get install spotify-client

to actually install Spotify.

The complete installation procedure is:

# 1. Add the Spotify repository signing key to be able to verify downloaded packages
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys BBEBDCB318AD50EC6865090613B00F1FD2C19886

# 2. Add the Spotify repository
echo deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list

# 3. Update list of available packages
sudo apt-get update

# 4. Install Spotify
sudo apt-get install spotify-client

 

Re: Trouble when trying to download the app

cerebrix
Casual Listener
  1. Your device and operating system: OS: Zorin OS 12.2 x86_64
  2. Type of Spotify account you have (Free/ Premium): Premium
  3. The app version of Spotify you’re using: Spotify version 1.0.64.407.g9bd02c2d, Copyright (c) 2017, Spotify Ltd
  4. Brief description of the issue: Startup and Window Behavior is blank as shown in the screenshot above. Also unable to minimize to tray.
  5. Steps to reproduce the issue: Start the Spotify client and go into advanced settings to adjust the minimize to tray behavior
spotify_problem.jpg

Re: [Troubleshooting] Linux Spotify

Lubuntu1510
Newbie

I'm having a similar error on Lubuntu 15.10 where I can't load Spotify once it's installed. The program worked no problem for months then one day that was it. Now nothing is working and it's the only program I'm having a problem loading. I've cleaned my machine,etc [I think it's the kernel myself] and I'll need to upgrade sooner or later. 

 

Here is a video of my issue:
https://youtu.be/aHl0GQlY6S4

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Re: [Troubleshooting] Linux Spotify

leezu
Newbie

Starting with spotify 1.0.64 the "--force-device-scale-factor=1.5" for
hidpi displays has no effect anymore. Is there any workaround?

Re: [Troubleshooting] Linux Spotify

DavidOC
Casual Listener

Hi,

I'm hitting an issue that occurs when running spotify in a window manager such as i3 or openbox but not in a full desktop environment, e.g. GNOME 3.26 or KDE 5.  Parts of the UI become unresponsive when a song starts playing.

 

  1. Your device and operating system: OS: Fedora 27 x86_64 - this has also occurred in Fedora 26 x86_64.
  2. Type of Spotify account you have (Free/ Premium): Premium
  3. The app version of Spotify you’re using: Spotify version 1.0.64.407.g9bd02c2d, Copyright (c) 2017, Spotify Ltd
  4. Brief description of the issue: Parts of the UI such as the media buttons, page links and progress bar become unresponsive for approx 25 seconds when a song is started or resumed playback.
    This occurs only when running under a WM but not when running under a full desktop environment.
  5. Steps to reproduce the issue: Start the Spotify client under either the i3 or openbox environments and start playing a song, then try to pause the song once playback has started or select another song.

I've included strace logs of spotify when running under i3 4.14 and when running under GNOME 3.26.

Re: [Troubleshooting] Linux Spotify

ultravio1et
Casual Listener

with the new update from a few weeks ago i'm getting a massive memory leak while trying to use the Spotify client on Linux Mint 18 [64 bit]

its taking up over 5 gigs of memory and cripling my system

 

any ideas how i can stop this?

Re: [Troubleshooting] Linux Spotify

acith
Casual Listener

I have problem when i install spotify in debian 9. I installed  inlibavcodec57, libssl1.0.2 .   i think if you can edit/build code please remove version in dependency list. 

 

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apt-get install spotify-client

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
spotify-client : Depends: libssl1.0.0 but it is not installable
Recommends: libavcodec54 but it is not installable or
libavcodec-extra-54 but it is not installable
Recommends: libavformat54 but it is not installable
Recommends: zenity but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Re: [Troubleshooting] Linux Spotify

Smashme
Newbie

Hi, 

 

When I go to add the key I get the following error: gpg: keyserver receive failed: No keyserver available. 

 

My distro is  Xubuntu 17.10

 

Thanks for any assistance. 

Re: [Troubleshooting] Linux Spotify

Rock Star 22
Rock Star 22

Hey @Smashme

 

Check this thread out. They have updated the signing key, maybe you have an old one.

 

Hope it helps. :)

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Re: [Troubleshooting] Linux Spotify

maxthoursie
Newbie

This answer still works in Ubuntu 17.04

You do want to copy the shared libraries with the `-d` flag to `cp` to preserve the links, so you don't have to recreate them.

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