Package Details: spotify

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Package Base: spotify
Description: A proprietary music streaming service
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Licenses: custom:"Copyright (c) 2006-2010 Spotify Ltd"
Submitter: gadget3000
Maintainer: AWhetter
Last Packager: AWhetter
Votes: 855
Popularity: 42.308037
First Submitted: 2010-07-12 12:17
Last Updated: 2016-04-28 20:11

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webreflection commented on 2016-05-03 05:58

Are you tired of fixing the --force-device-scale-factor=X issue every single time this package updates?

# copy the launcher into the local overrides
cp /usr/share/applications/spotify.desktop ~/.local/share/applications/

# edit ~/.local/share/applications/spotify.desktop
# so that the following
# Exec=spotify %U
# becomes this:
Exec=spotify --force-device-scale-factor=2 %U
# use --force-device-scale-factor=1.0000001
# if you are not on HiDPi screen

P.S. you need to relaunch your Desktop Manager after

fx101 commented on 2016-05-03 01:33

Even with this latest version ( I'm still getting the CURL_OPENSSL_3 errors. I reinstalled spotify and libcurl-compat to no avail. Cleaned out ~/.config/spotify. Nothing helps. Any ideas?

/usr/share/spotify/spotify: /usr/lib/ no version information available (required by /usr/share/spotify/spotify)
/usr/share/spotify/spotify: /usr/lib/ no version information available (required by /usr/share/spotify/spotify)
/usr/share/spotify/spotify: /usr/lib/ version `CURL_OPENSSL_3' not found (required by /usr/share/spotify/spotify)

thebonaestest commented on 2016-05-01 17:45

@AWhetter Can confirm, I installed ffmpeg0.10 and the problem went away

AWhetter commented on 2016-04-29 11:42

@zacmps You need ffmpeg0.10 rather than ffmpeg.

zacmps commented on 2016-04-29 09:42

Getting a seg fault when attempting to play local files (I have ffmpeg installed.)

/usr/bin/spotify: line 2: 11158 Segmentation fault (core dumped) /usr/share/spotify/spotify "$@"

dlh commented on 2016-04-28 22:31

They fixed mpris, finally

ianks commented on 2016-04-21 17:41

I have the same segfault issue which --force-device-scale-factor=1.0000001 fixed.

CSYates_98 commented on 2016-04-20 03:09

For some reason every time I close Spotify on i3 with the quit shortcut, Spotify relaunches and when I check gnome-system-monitor it says that another Spotify instance opens for every time I close Spotify. I am currently using the --force-device-scale-factor=1.0000001 flag to even get it to launch.

AlexTes commented on 2016-04-16 10:00

Can we get the flag added through the PKGBUILD? I think FHD+ users are used to these types of flags / problems while most users are FHD users which are not. Spotify seems unreceptive to the idea of fixing their segfault so meanwhile I think in the spirit of keeping things simple this package could include the scaling flag by default.

If @AWhetter or others feel this warrants discussion maybe create a thread and point us there.

nebulon commented on 2016-04-11 14:25

The fix with --force-device-scale-factor=1.0000001 also works for me, preventing the segfault. Thanks! I guess it will break hidpi screens?

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