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davebrazier 03-29-2011 10:29 AM

Spotify for Linux
 
Hi there,

I'm running the latest (I assume!) version of Kubuntu.

I've discovered that spotify is available under linux but the instructions for installation published on spitify's site make no sense to me! I was wondering if someone would be kind enough to please explain a little (especially the first stage).

The instructions I've found are ...



# 1. Add this line to your list of repositories by
# editing your /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free

# 2. If you want to verify the downloaded packages,
# you will need to add our public key
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 4E9CFF4E

# 3. Run apt-get update
sudo apt-get update

# 4. Install spotify!
sudo apt-get install spotify-client-qt spotify-client-gnome-support



I found these instructions on the spotify website at http://www.spotify.com/uk/download/previews/

Thanks in advance for any help you could offer. I'm running my linux machine as a media center so having spotify working would be brilliant.

Thanks,
Dave.

repo 03-29-2011 10:32 AM

What don't you understand ?
Just follow the steps provided.

Kind regards

szboardstretcher 03-29-2011 10:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davebrazier (Post 4307526)
# 1. Add this line to your list of repositories by
# editing your /etc/apt/sources.list

Open a terminal
Use 'vi' or 'nano' to open and edit sources.list
Code:

  vi /etc/apt/sources.list
Add this line
Code:

  deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free
Save and quit vi
Code:

  [esc]:wq

arochester 03-29-2011 10:48 AM

Note that it says:
Quote:

this version is only available to Spotify Premium and Unlimited subscribers.
I get the free version and still have to use it under Wine.

1) To access the sources list in Kubuntu use the following command in Konsole Terminal:
Quote:

kdesudo kate /etc/apt/sources.list
To the sources list add the line
Quote:

deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free
Save. Close.

2) Then in Konsole Terminal (connected to the Internet) use the command:
Quote:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 4E9CFF4E
Let it run to the end. Close.

3) and 4) Run the two commands beginning sudo in Konsole Terminal.

Tip: You do not need to type commands into the Terminal. Highlight the command written on the web page. Move your cursor anywhere in the Terminal and press your mouse wheel or mouse middle button. Automatic Copy and paste! No spelling mistakes! No Typos! No other errors!

szboardstretcher 03-29-2011 10:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arochester (Post 4307552)
Tip: You do not need to type commands into the Terminal. Highlight the command written on the web page. Move your cursor anywhere in the Terminal and press your mouse wheel or mouse middle button. Automatic Copy and paste! No spelling mistakes! No Typos! No other errors!

Sounds like Windows jargon -- this "mouse wheel," "middle buttom," and "Automatic copy and paste!" Definitely some new fangled techno babble instituted to control and oppress the user.

arochester 03-29-2011 11:05 AM

Quote:

Sounds like Windows jargon -- this "mouse wheel," "middle buttom," and "Automatic copy and paste!" Definitely some new fangled techno babble instituted to control and oppress the user.
No. I originally wrote this on Ubuntu Launchpad - https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu. It has been used, re-used and refined by other contributors.

...PLUS. It does work in Linux...

repo 03-29-2011 12:22 PM

Quote:

Sounds like Windows jargon -- this "mouse wheel," "middle buttom," and "Automatic copy and paste!" Definitely some new fangled techno babble instituted to control and oppress the user.
I use this feature all the time.
Copy/paste via highlighting and the mouse.
No windows jargon at all.
How would this control and oppress the user?

Kind regards

davebrazier 04-05-2011 10:26 AM

I'm now listening to crystal clear streamed audio on my laptop. Thank you all for your help. I was actually already aware about the past short cut (I press both the left and right mouse buttons simultaneously) but if I hadn't then I would have been very grateful for the tip.


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