"Failed loading skin" error on Ubuntu GNOME 13.04

Solved!
Reply

Re: "Failed loading skin" error on Ubuntu GNOME 13.04

burkealert
Newbie

I had the same issue on 64-bit Ubuntu 13.10 and this workaround worked for me.  Thanks.

Solution!

Re: "Failed loading skin" error on Ubuntu GNOME 13.04

jacklul
Casual Listener

Hello,

I tracked down the issue on my 12.04 system - its was caused by custom GTK skins!

 

my current workaround is modifying the Spotify menu entry to

 

sh -c "export GNOME_SESSION= && export GNOME_DESKTOP_SESSION_ID= && spotify %U"

 

this will force spotify to use system default GTK skin for menus

Re: "Failed loading skin" error on Ubuntu GNOME 13.04

benmoreassynt1
Newbie

An alternative method I worked out before seeing this .... save the following script to your desktop and make executable:

 

#!/bin/bash

unset DESKTOP_SESSION
unset GNOME_DESKTOP_SESSION_ID
spotify &
disown spotify

Re: "Failed loading skin" error on Ubuntu GNOME 13.04

Manny2015
Newbie

Hi guys, just got the same issue and it is related to some theme, changing the theme to the default Ambiance fix the issue. However I tried with some other and if they are not GTK all works fine.

Re: "Failed loading skin" error on Ubuntu GNOME 13.04

darclaw
Newbie

on arch 32 bit, doing a hard reset, then as soon as you can, run spotify. This works for me.

Re: "Failed loading skin" error on Ubuntu GNOME 13.04

doctorew
Casual Listener

Same with me -- It may be a c++ issue (I think I upgraded my library recently).

 

What worked for me was to copy /opt/spotify/spotify-client/Data/resources.zip to /opt/spotify/spotify-client/ and unzip it

Re: "Failed loading skin" error on Ubuntu GNOME 13.04

Wheelbaby
Casual Listener

Guys, I got this same error but found a much simpler fix than having to change code/scripts.

 

Start menu > search "spotify" > go to file location > the program updated versions on 3/13/15 (Friday) and created a new spotify.exe; when I tried to login at work it wouldn't let me use the program because spotify.exe is blocked > rename program to whateveryouwant.exe and then it will work.

Re: "Failed loading skin" error on Ubuntu GNOME 13.04

irvingvladimir
Newbie
This work well for me. thanks
SUGGESTED POSTS