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Spotify snap broken with Nvidia driver 396.24.02? I got your back.

Jul/24/2018 1 min read by Marco Monteiro

Upgraded my Nvidia driver just now from 396.24.0 to 396.24.02, rebooted, and Spotify no longer works. It opens a window but never draws anything but a black screen.

$ snap run spotify
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "gail"
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "atk-bridge"
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module"
ATTENTION: default value of option force_s3tc_enable overridden by environment.
libGL error: No matching fbConfigs or visuals found
libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast
[0604/185738.869585:ERROR:gl_context_glx.cc(227)] Couldn't make context current with X drawable.
[0604/185738.869619:ERROR:gpu_info_collector.cc(62)] gl::GLContext::MakeCurrent() failed
[0604/185746.603499:ERROR:browser_gpu_channel_host_factory.cc(120)] Failed to launch GPU process.    

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The solution is quite simple. Until fixed snaps are available, you can start spotify without GPU accelerated graphics.

$ snap run spotify --disable-gpu

Update: Since 06/08/2018 spotify is working fine with the new drivers!

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