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For some reason I had to pay to install Spotify; it might be because I've already used it for many months as a free user, but that's just speculation.

In a terminal:

wine SPOTIFYINSTALLER.exe

(replacing SPOTIFYINSTALLER.exe with the actual name of the installer file you downloaded)

Now you will need to fix sound so that you can actually hear anything.

Exit spotify if it is running.

I'm not sure if this was actually necessary, but I first uninstalled the 64-bit version of wine and wine-alsa and installed the 32-bit version of each.

Then I used regedit:

  1. Open Regedit
  2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/software/wine/drivers
  3. Edit the Audio key so the value of the key is alsa, instead of pulse.

In a terminal:

killall pulseaudio

Now start spotify, and it should work.

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added winetricks alternative

For some reason I think I had to pay to install Spotify; it might be because I've already used it for many months as a free user, but that's just speculation.

In a terminal:

wine SPOTIFYINSTALLER.exe

(replacing SPOTIFYINSTALLER.exe with the actual name of the installer file you downloaded)

Now you will need to fix sound so that you can actually hear anything.

Exit spotify if it is running.

I'm not sure if this was actually necessary, but I first uninstalled the 64-bit version of wine and wine-alsa and installed the 32-bit version of each.

Then I used regedit:regedit to make wine use alsa.

  1. Open Regedit
  2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/software/wine/drivers
  3. Edit the Audio key so the value of the key is alsa, instead of pulse.

(Alternatively you could just use winetricks [a separate download] to reset your .wine, which would erase all installed Wine programs and registry entries, so you'd have to install Spotify again.)

In a terminal:

killall pulseaudio

Now start spotify, and it should work.

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mentioned gecko, update

For some reason I think I had to pay to install Spotify; it might be because I've already used it for many months as a free user, but that's just speculation.

First make sure you are fully updated with the latest Fedora wine packages.

In a terminal:

wine SPOTIFYINSTALLER.exe

(replacing SPOTIFYINSTALLER.exe with the actual name of the installer file you downloaded)

If prompted to install Gecko, click the Install button.

Now you will try using Spotify. You may need to fix sound so that you can actually hear anything.anything. If so, follow the instructions below.

Exit spotify if it is running.

I'm not sure if this was actually necessary, but I first uninstalled the 64-bit version of wine and wine-alsa and installed the 32-bit version of each.

Then I used regedit to make wine use alsa.

  1. Open Regedit
  2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/software/wine/drivers
  3. Edit the Audio key so the value of the key is alsa, instead of pulse.

(Alternatively you could just use winetricks [a separate download] to reset your .wine, which would erase all installed Wine programs and registry entries, so you'd have to install Spotify again.)

In a terminal:

killall pulseaudio

Now start spotify, and it should work.