Monthly Archives: October 2009

Spotify on Linux problems?

Dear lazyweb, does anyone else find that Spotify mysteriously hangs at the “logging in” stage when run under Wine? This suddenly happend on both my Linux boxes after it had been working fine for weeks.

Various posts on the Ubuntu forums suggested firewall issues, but nothing had changed, and Spotify continue to work on Windows on both machines.

In the end, I applied the nuclear fix of

$ mv ~/.wine ~/.wine-with-broken-spotify

and reinstalling Spotify from scratch, which worked. Might not be so handy for anyone with other apps under Wine, though.