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Spotify disappeared from fav - can only launch from terminal

Postby Lysander » 2017-04-17 16:28

I installed Spotify using the instructions from their site but now I can only launch it from the terminal, and it gives this error

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[0417/181220:ERROR:main_delegate.cc(752)] Could not load cef_extensions.pak


I downloaded the pack but cannot copy it to usr? Do I need to login as root?

Could this issue be related to the fact that it's disappeared from favourites?

EDITL Tried to copy it over and got this

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lysander@psychopig-xxix:~$ su
Password:
root@psychopig-xxix:/home/lysander# cp ~/Downloads/cef_extensions.pak /usr/share/spotify
cp: cannot stat ‘/root/Downloads/cef_extensions.pak’: No such file or directory
root@psychopig-xxix:/home/lysander#


Even though that's clearly where the download is located. Odd.
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Re: Spotify disappeared from fav - can only launch from term

Postby cronoik » 2017-04-17 17:43

I can't help you with spotify but your specified path is wrong. Remove the ~ and check this [1] when you want to know more about it.

[1] https://www.gnu.org/software/bash/manua ... nsion.html
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Re: Spotify disappeared from fav - can only launch from term

Postby Lysander » 2017-04-17 19:24

cronoik wrote:I can't help you with spotify but your specified path is wrong. Remove the ~ and check this [1] when you want to know more about it.

[1] https://www.gnu.org/software/bash/manua ... nsion.html


Understood. Because I was already in home, there was no need to enter it. So the correct command was

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root@psychopig-xxix:/home/lysander# cp Downloads/cef_extensions.pak /usr/share/spotify


I now get no errors when launching Spotify from the terminal. However, the terminal has to remain open to run it. I will try and find a fix to this, unless someone else can help me beforehand.
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Re: Spotify disappeared from fav - can only launch from term

Postby arochester » 2017-04-17 19:53

I installed Spotify using the instructions from their site


https://wiki.debian.org/spotify
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Re: Spotify disappeared from fav - can only launch from term

Postby cronoik » 2017-04-17 19:53

Lysander wrote:I now get no errors when launching Spotify from the terminal. However, the terminal has to remain open to run it. I will try and find a fix to this, unless someone else can help me beforehand.

Just add a '&' to the end of your command like:
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spotify &
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Re: Spotify disappeared from fav - can only launch from term

Postby Lysander » 2017-04-17 20:22

Yes, maybe that was the problem, I wasn't using the Debian wiki.

I removed the repo I had, uninstalled the client and reinstalled using the Wiki instructions. All works now perfectly. Thanks, guys.
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Re: Spotify disappeared from fav - can only launch from term

Postby Lysander » 2017-04-17 22:17

Restarted a couple of times and Spotify has now disappeared from favourites again and can only be started from the terminal! Very weird. If anyone has some suggestions as to what this could be about, I'd love to know.
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Re: Spotify disappeared from fav - can only launch from term

Postby Lysander » 2017-04-25 19:58

Have tried the link below

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic.php?id=3168


from this topic viewtopic.php?f=6&t=132780

It should be mentioned that the flatpak install sits there for quite a few mins. I thought it was over, closed the terminal only to have to restart the Spotify installation.

Anyway, the version in Debian repo is 1.0.49.125.g72ee7853. The version in the Bunsen link is 1.0.53.758.gde3fc4b2.

Now Spotify shows up in search and can be pinned to favourites. I have logged out and rebooted and all seems OK, but time will tell here. It seems to disappear from favourites after a while. Will report back.

EDIT: after a few days it still works perfectly.
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