UI of linux app stopping working in some cases.

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UI of linux app stopping working in some cases.

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Ukrane

Operating System

Linux, Mint (Ubuntu)

My Question or Issue

I installed the app by using snap.

In some moments the UI of app is stops working, so it's like you see a screenshot, you can't press anything. But music is still going, and looks like the main soft loop is working, but UI doesn't response. The only thing left - is closing the app and relaunch it. I also can't see any error messages in the console, but after every start I see 2 strings: 

```

$ spotify
Gtk-Message: 11:20:21.737: Failed to load module "gail"
Gtk-Message: 11:20:21.737: Failed to load module "atk-bridge"

```

 

edit: 

little update - UI is responsing, but it's just don't rendering. so I can press some buttons (next, prev, pause) by clicking on places where they are. But again, I don's actually see what I pressed.

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Re: linux app doesn't work in some cases.

Rock Star 17
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Hey @cHDMmFRE 

 

Many users have had success installing Spotify the 'original' way, instead of snap:

(from https://www.spotify.com/download/linux/)


Command line commands:

curl -sS https://download.spotify.com/debian/pubkey.gpg | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list

then install:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install spotify-client

 

However, if you're not bothered to reinstall, a way to 'un-freeze' the UI is going to the currently playing track and attempting to drag it around.

 

Hope this helps, have a nice day 🙂

SebastyRock Star 17
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Roadie
Probably not what you want to hear. But have you considered installing spotify from ubuntu's own repository or flathub?
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Re: linux app doesn't work in some cases.

Rock Star 17
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Hey @cHDMmFRE 

 

Many users have had success installing Spotify the 'original' way, instead of snap:

(from https://www.spotify.com/download/linux/)


Command line commands:

curl -sS https://download.spotify.com/debian/pubkey.gpg | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list

then install:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install spotify-client

 

However, if you're not bothered to reinstall, a way to 'un-freeze' the UI is going to the currently playing track and attempting to drag it around.

 

Hope this helps, have a nice day 🙂

SebastyRock Star 17
Help others find this answer and click "Accept as Solution".
If you appreciate my answer, maybe give me a Like.
Note: I'm not a Spotify employee.

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okay, dragging is working, thanks.
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