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Spotify Crashing on macOS 10.14.5

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Macbook Pro Retina Early 2013

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macOS 10.14.5

 

My Question or Issue

Spotify  on my mac unfortunately recently started crashing randomly (once per 1 minute), which makes the app completely unuseable. I've tried a complete reinstall (also removed all configs) but that doesn't help, unfortunately.

 

Upon further investigation I found every crash is accompanied by the following log in mac console:

 

standard 22:30:57.926491 +0200 Spotify Helper [0715/223057.925830:WARNING:process_memory_mac.cc(93)] mach_vm_read(0x7ffeef658000, 0x2000): (os/kern) invalid address (1)
 
standard 22:30:58.134548 +0200 Spotify Helper [0715/223058.134429:WARNING:system_snapshot_mac.cc(42)] sysctlbyname kern.nx: No such file or directory (2)

 

I attached the full log here for your further inspection.

 

https://pastebin.com/vLC3H3Mv

 

I look forward to your reply!

 

 

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Re: Spotify Crashing on macOS 10.14.5

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uninstall spotify

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Premium
Country DE

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MacBookPro10,2
Operating System
macOS 10.14.5

My Question or Issue

Spotify crashes with the following error after 30 seconds of start. Making it completely unusable on macOS!!!

I posted a thread with the same issue yesterday, why is it disappearing in the forum???

Okay, so i put it again here:

standard 09:31:06.439812 +0200 Spotify Helper [0716/093106.439351:WARNING:process_memory_mac.cc(93)] mach_vm_read(0x7ffee313a000, 0x2000): (os/kern) invalid address (1)
standard 09:31:06.561812 +0200 Spotify Helper [0716/093106.561702:WARNING:system_snapshot_mac.cc(42)] sysctlbyname kern.nx: No such file or directory (2)

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Re: Spotify Crashing on macOS 10.14.5

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anyone?

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Re: Spotify Crashing on macOS 10.14.5

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uninstall spotify

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Re: Spotify Crash on macOS 10.14.5

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I've discovered that if I start Spotify when it was previously in offline mode I get this error (Mac OSX 10.15.4 OS Catalina).

 

You can edit the preferences file and set app.force-offline-mode to false

 

File: /Users/<your username>/Library/Application\ Support/Spotify/prefs

 

app.force-offline-mode=false

 

- Matt

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Re: Spotify Crashing on macOS 10.14.5

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I've been following this dance for a while now. Uninstall doesn't solve the issue. I've tried a bunch of things like completely removing user caches and so on.

I've discovered that if I start Spotify when it was previously in offline mode I get this error (Mac OSX 10.15.4 OS Catalina).

You can edit the preferences file and set app.force-offline-mode to false

File: /Users/<your username>/Library/Application\ Support/Spotify/prefs

app.force-offline-mode=false

- Matt
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Re: Spotify Crash on macOS 10.14.5

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This fixed the issue for me. I knew it was because I had put it in offline mode. I just couldn't figure out where the preferences were to edit. Thank you.

 

Seems like an easy bug they could fix.

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