I have been using Spotify on Linux for quite a while now, under Wine. Suddenly it decided not to work a any more. I was getting the following error when trying to run the new 0.6.2 version. “The program Spotify.exe has encountered a serious problem and needs to close.”
Trying to run it from the command line showed me yet another error message: “wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0x00000068 at address 0x7bc368b5 (thread 0042), starting debugger…”
UPDATE: Please first try the WinHTTP.dll fix posted by Nick in the comments section.
My simple solution: After searching in various forums and blogs and trying a myriad of “fixes” that took me nowhere. The simplest answer I found was to remove the Spotify app from Facebook. I can now listen to my Spotify play lists on my Open SUSE Linux. It does mean that you will be without the Facebook integration, which for me is not a big deal.
To delete Spotify from your Facebook account go to Privacy Setting >> Apps and Websites >> edit (Spotify) >> remove application
Spotify does have a Linux version of its software, which is currently in preview version and only available for Debian/Ubuntu paid subscribers. On their website they said: “As we haven’t found a reliable way to display ads yet, this version (Linux Preview) is only available to Spotify Premium and Unlimited subscribers. ” Fair enough I would say…