How-to install Spotify in LMDE

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How-to install Spotify in LMDE

Postby aybesea on Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:04 am

I just finished figuring out how to install Spotify under wine on LMDE. It was a princess, so I thought I'd document what I did just in case it can help someone else. It looks easy and straightforward when I document it in hindsight, but it took me a lot of hours of frustration. Anyway...

1) Download Spotify.exe from their website
2) Enable the Debian Sid repository
3) Mark wine-unstable, libwine-unstable, and every libwine-xxxx-unstable that has to do with audio (yes... I needed to install the extra libs or it wouldn't work)
4) install the packages
5) go to configure wine -> audio and select the OSS driver
6) install spotify.exe with wine

and voila!

Like I said... it sounds easy, but it was a real pain.

Enjoy
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Re: How-to install Spotify in LMDE

Postby sumski on Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:54 am

they have experimental linux support, did you try native client?
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Re: How-to install Spotify in LMDE

Postby craigevil on Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:36 pm

sumski wrote:they have experimental linux support, did you try native client?


Fails to start and segfaults when ran from terminal. Basically the linux client sux. :)

# Spotify - http://www.spotify.com/int/download/previews/
# only available to Spotify Premium and Spotify Unlimited subscribers
# Secure APT - gpg --keyserver wwwkeys.de.pgp.net --recv-keys 4E9CFF4E
# gpg --export 4E9CFF4E |sudo apt-key add -
# deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free
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Re: How-to install Spotify in LMDE

Postby aybesea on Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:40 pm

sumski wrote:they have experimental linux support, did you try native client?

This is only of use to paid subscribers. I want to listen to the free version... so Wine it is. The problem was "which Wine?" So, I posted me solution which I know works. I've installed this on 6 LMDE machines so far.
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Re: How-to install Spotify in LMDE

Postby Tnt533 on Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:35 pm

You could also just try installing the non-experimental version of wine and then lib32asound2-plugins from the package manager. That worked great for me.
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