Install Spotify in Ubuntu 15.04 & Fix not launch issue

Spotify Client for Linux

This quick tutorial shows you how to install the Spotify client in Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid and fix the app does not launch issue due to miss library

Install Spotify client:

1. Add Spotify’s official Linux repository by running command:

sudo add-apt-repository "deb stable non-free"


2 Get the secure key:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 94558F59

3. Refresh your system package cache via Software Updater, or by running below command:

sudo apt-get update

4. Finally install the client app through Synaptic, or by running command:

sudo apt-get install spotify-client spotify-client-qt

For Gnome-Shell, you may also install the “spotify-client-gnome-support” package:

sudo apt-get install spotify-client-gnome-support

Fix Spotify not launching issue:

Ubuntu 15.04 misses the libgcrypt11 package in its official repositories, so that Spotify won’t launch and you’ll get below error message if you start it from terminal:

spotify: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

To fix the issue, just download and install the package from the repository of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

libgcrypt11 for 64-bit OS

libgcrypt11 for 32-bit OS

Don’t know your OS type? Check it out at top-right corner shutdown menu -> About This Computer.

Once downloaded, click the package to open with Ubuntu Software Center and install it. Finally launch Spotify client from the Dash/App Menu.

  • Sasanka

    That worked. My problem was exactly about the missing libgcrypt11 and installing the package fixed it right away.

  • Rich Lee

    Thanks for this. The gnome-support addition gives nice integration too.

  • Lúcio Leal

    Thanks! 😀

  • Leon

    Awesome! Thanks! libgcrypt11 did the trick, and the gnome-shell support is a nice little bonus too.

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  • Mohammad

    Thanks. Well explained, easily done.

  • Bradlee

    thanks so so much

  • Great, thanks, worked perfectly!

  • Thank you so much, works like a charm

  • Rogerio

    Thanks a lot… work fine!

  • Mauricio Andres Najera Osorio

    just one precision:
    Spotify just update their keys, we now need to use this:
    sudo apt-key adv –keyserver –recv-keys D2C19886

  • qwerty

    thank you very much bro finally I can solve spotify launch problem in Kali Linux