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Spotify playback stops on Ubuntu 9.10

Having recently upgraded to Ubuntu 9.10 I experienced some problems with playback on Spotify. And for those of you who didn’t know, Spotify does work on Ubuntu if you run it using Wine.

I found that there are quite few people that are having the same problem on getsatisfaction.com on this thread.

The problem I was experiencing was that every now and then play back would just stop and then if I tried to play another song it would be really poor quality and it would eventually just stop completely.

To fix this I did the following:

  1. Uninstalled wine
  2. sudo aptitude remove wine

  3. Added the latest WineHQ APT Repository to software sources, by following this tutorial
  4. Re-installed wine v1.2
  5. sudo apt-get install wine1.2

  6. Re-installed spotify by running the command
  7. sudo wine "Spotify Installer.exe"

Hope that helps, if not then please let me know

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  1. Brilliant – thanks. I had spotify installed before starting the process and I found I didn’t have to re-install it at all, it just worked under the new wine version. I also didn’t have to add the winehq repo because wine1.2 is in unbuntu 9.10

  2. Stephen Blake said

    Excellent – glad I could help someone!

  3. Thanks, you just saved me 🙂

    Why run wine as root though? `wine “Spotify Installer.exe”‘ worked perfectly for me…

  4. Stephen Blake said

    @Henrik – awesome, glad I could help you too 🙂

    You’re quite right…no need to run wine as “sudo” – wine “Spotify Installer.exe” works fine

  5. Paul said

    worked great for me!

    thanks muchos

  6. chris said

    hey hey cheers bud works a treat!!!!! ;)))

  7. Stephen Blake said

    Seems like this was an issue for quite a few people, so I’m glad I was able to help you guys out 😉

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