I'm getting this error while running Spotify:

libva error: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/dri/iHD_drv_video.so init failed

How to fix it?

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    Are you running a supported Ubuntu release? How did you install spotify?
    – waltinator
    Dec 30, 2021 at 23:17

1 Answer 1


You have to install corresponding Intel driver package by

sudo apt-add-repository universe
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install intel-media-driver

then reboot and retry.

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