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Spotify-client eventually starts using 100% cpu.

Has anyone else experienced this?

I installed it with this:

echo deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list

uname -a
Linux debian 4.19.0-1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.19.13-1 (2018-12-30) x86_64 GNU/Linux

It’s not really using 100% of all my cpu, but it’s like it’s using 100% of one of my cpus. For no reason.
I’m on sid and spotify is the only repository I’ve added.


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  • I would personally recommend to try installing the snap provided by spotify. If it’s some kind of dependency issue a snap could solve it.

    If it’s something else, I can’t help you unfortunately.

  • Are you mixing Testing and Stable repositories?

    You have the 4.19 kernel. Did you install that from stretch-backports?

    Please read this and make sure you haven’t broken Debian: https://wiki.debian.org/DontBreakDebian

    If you haven’t, you should contact Spotify. The package you are having trouble with is not from a Debian repository. It isn’t really part of Debian.

  • I had the same issue on Ubuntu 18.10 from installing it with `apt install spotify-client`, uninstalling it and then using `apt install spotify-client-0.9.17` seemed to fix it though