Spotify's GUI freezes constantly on Ubuntu 18.04.x and 19.10 also on side project Ubuntu Mate 19.10. When I start Spotify out the CLI I see errors popping up:
$ spotify Gtk-Message: 09:59:33.346: Failed to load module "gail" Gtk-Message: 09:59:33.347: Failed to load module "atk-bridge" Gtk-Message: 09:59:33.351: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module"
So I started with experimenting and this brought me to Mint Tricia Mate where I just gambled my way through and not surprisingly Spotify works flawlessly on Mint. During installation I saw the regular install but also a pop up for extra dependencies. I looked for these dependencies in Synaptic but they weren't there.
How can I (we) use our, paid, Spotify app in a decent way on Ubuntu?
Also to mention: the startup of the app is much faster on Mint Mate than it is on Ubuntu (also Mate that I tried) 19.10.
Can we download these dependencies somewhere or is there a way to use even Spotify on Ubuntu as the Community of Spotify has a whole lot complaints about Ubuntu 18.04 and 19.10 and a freezing Spotify UI. I feel that Mint proved it is not the app but the OS that is the problem.
How can I fix this as I do not want Mint at all?