So, every time I try to login into Last.fm from the plugin in Rhythmbox I get the following error:

"Connection error. Please try logging in again"

It seems normal since I haven't found a way to introduce my credentials. I cannot do it from "Edit/Plugins/Last.fm/Preferences" and if I right click on the link on the Library I only get the option to "Refresh Profile".

I've tried to enable/disable the plugin several times. I cannot find the way to enter the credentials either with gconf-editor or dconf-editor. I'm at a loss. Anyone knows the answer to this?


I'd suggest upgrading to the latest version of Rhythmbox if you haven't already. The way I log in to last.fm is through a button in Rhythmbox that takes me to my browser in order to authenticate Rhythmbox and add it to the connected applications of last.fm, with no need to separately log in.

  • Thanks for the answer, but I'm using 2.96-0ubuntu4.2 and when I click on "Log in" it does not open my browser. – MartinMarco Oct 12 '12 at 12:18
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    OK. After you press "Log in" does it say "Waiting for authentication"? If it does I think it's a matter of your browser not opening. Check if you have a default browser and have it open when clicking "Log in". Also possible is upgrading to 2.98. Last resort is waiting and hoping it works in 12.10. – duxk.gh Oct 12 '12 at 15:53
  • It does not say "Waiting for authentication", the error pops right away... sorry. I've checked that Firefox is my default browser and that I have it open before clicking "Log in". – MartinMarco Oct 17 '12 at 22:16
  • That's strange. 12.10 is coming out today, are you planning on upgrading? If so, I think your problems will be fixed by that. If you're doing a clean install then it'll be fine automatically. If you're upgrading from 12.04 then I suggest uninstalling Rhythmbox, upgrading, and then installing it in 12.10. – duxk.gh Oct 18 '12 at 8:10
  • Even if you're not upgrading, have you tried re-installing Rhythmbox? To remove, use terminal: sudo apt-get remove --purge rhythmbox. This will remove the configuration files as well. You can install it again with terminal sudo apt-get install rhythmbox, or via the Software Center. – duxk.gh Oct 18 '12 at 8:12

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