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I just started having this problem. It started just a min ago. I'm running Xubuntu 12.04 64-bit. I went to Synaptic and marked the client for reinstall. Didn't work. Marked it for uninstallation, uninstalled it, then marked it for reinstallation. Still doesn't work.

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Could you edit your question and be more verbose? How you did that? Where? Using apt-get or synaptic or Ubuntu Software Center? –  Braiam Sep 6 '13 at 22:12
    
As per my post I used Synaptic –  Jason Smith Sep 7 '13 at 14:29

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Open the terminal and type:

sudo spotify

Use ctrl+z to divorce the Spotify session from the terminal. If this worked the problem is that the Spotify client needed files that were put in a folder owned by the root user. For some reason or another it lost permission to get those files. Same thing happened to me.

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By the time I got around to trying this, the problem had resolved itself and hasn't happened since. –  Jason Smith Dec 4 '13 at 18:48

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