How to Fix Spotify Crashing on Startup for Ubuntu

I love Spotify.  If you haven’t tried it you should definitely check it out. I had been having some problems with the newer preview releases of the application on my Ubuntu machine at home. If you run into issues yourself you can try the following in terminal:

Clear cache: rm -Rf ~/.cache/spotify

If Spotify continues to crash run a “strace -e open spotify” in terminal and post it to the forums for more advanced assistance.  Good luck!  This fixed all of my issues so I wanted to make sure and share it in case it also helped others running Spotify on Ubuntu.

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