Whatsdesk and spotify on arch linux do not start

Hi there,

i used whatsdesk for about a year now and never had problems.
A few weeks ago, i updated my arch linux… and whatsdesk (as well as spotify, which i also installed with snap) do not run anymore.
Since these two are the only snaps i have i cant tell for sure, if the snaps themselves are the problem.

De- and reinstalled both of them… still doesn’t work at all.

Would be great to find help or at least ideas of what to check.

PS: this is my first post here btw. and i wanted to say hi to you guys and tell you what a nice platform this is for what i can tell by now :slight_smile:

Welcome !

If you start either of them from a terminal, do you get any error output ?

Well, I can confirm that spotify segfaults on Arch since quite a while already. The backtrace points to libcef (chromium embedded framework?).

(*): Shared library is missing debugging information.
(gdb) bt
#0  0x00007f8c7b59d742 in ?? () from target:/snap/spotify/41/usr/share/spotify/libcef.so
#1  0x00007ffc4bd617a0 in ?? ()
#2  0x000000000471ac30 in ?? ()
#3  0x00007ffc4bd61790 in ?? ()
#4  0x00007f8c7b586cae in ?? () from target:/snap/spotify/41/usr/share/spotify/libcef.so
#5  0x000000000471ac30 in ?? ()
#6  0x00007ffc4bd617a0 in ?? ()
#7  0x00007ffc4bd617c0 in ?? ()
#8  0x00007f8c7b58a050 in ?? () from target:/snap/spotify/41/usr/share/spotify/libcef.so
#9  0x0000000000000000 in ?? ()
(gdb) info threads
  Id   Target Id                              Frame 
* 1    Thread 168248.168248 "spotify"         0x00007f8c7b59d742 in ?? () from target:/snap/spotify/41/usr/share/spotify/libcef.so
  2    Thread 168248.168473 "ThreadPoolForeg" 0x00007f8c76a72ed9 in pthread_cond_timedwait@@GLIBC_2.3.2 () from target:/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpthread.so.0
  3    Thread 168248.168480 "ThreadPoolSingl" 0x00007f8c76a729f3 in pthread_cond_wait@@GLIBC_2.3.2 () from target:/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpthread.so.0
  4    Thread 168248.168467 "sandbox_ipc_thr" 0x00007f8c7352abf9 in poll () from target:/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6
  5    Thread 168248.168470 "ThreadPoolServi" 0x00007f8c73537bb7 in epoll_wait () from target:/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6
  6    Thread 168248.168471 "ThreadPoolForeg" 0x00007f8c76a72ed9 in pthread_cond_timedwait@@GLIBC_2.3.2 () from target:/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpthread.so.0
  7    Thread 168248.168472 "Chrome_IOThread" 0x00007f8c73537bb7 in epoll_wait () from target:/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6
  8    Thread 168248.168474 "ThreadPoolForeg" 0x00007f8c76a72ed9 in pthread_cond_timedwait@@GLIBC_2.3.2 () from target:/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpthread.so.0
  9    Thread 168248.168476 "ThreadPoolForeg" 0x00007f8c76a72ed9 in pthread_cond_timedwait@@GLIBC_2.3.2 () from target:/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpthread.so.0
  10   Thread 168248.168475 "inotify_reader"  0x00007f8c7352abf9 in poll () from target:/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6
  11   Thread 168248.168477 "ThreadPoolForeg" 0x00007f8c76a72ed9 in pthread_cond_timedwait@@GLIBC_2.3.2 () from target:/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpthread.so.0
  12   Thread 168248.168478 "CompositorTileW" 0x00007f8c76a729f3 in pthread_cond_wait@@GLIBC_2.3.2 () from target:/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpthread.so.0
  13   Thread 168248.168479 "VideoCaptureThr" 0x00007f8c76a729f3 in pthread_cond_wait@@GLIBC_2.3.2 () from target:/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpthread.so.0
  14   Thread 168248.168482 "ThreadPoolSingl" 0x00007f8c73526217 in lseek64 () from target:/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6
  15   Thread 168248.168483 "Core Thread"     0x00007f8c73537bb7 in epoll_wait () from target:/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6
  16   Thread 168248.168484 "Core HTTP threa" 0x00007f8c76a729f3 in pthread_cond_wait@@GLIBC_2.3.2 () from target:/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpthread.so.0
  17   Thread 168248.168485 "Default Worker " 0x00007f8c76a729f3 in pthread_cond_wait@@GLIBC_2.3.2 () from target:/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpthread.so.0
  18   Thread 168248.168486 "Network Thread"  0x00007f8c7352abf9 in poll () from target:/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6
  19   Thread 168248.168487 "Curl Thread"     0x00007f8c7352abf9 in poll () from target:/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6
  20   Thread 168248.168488 "gmain"           0x00007f8c7352abf9 in poll () from target:/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6
  21   Thread 168248.168489 "pool"            0x00007f8c73531839 in syscall () from target:/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6
  22   Thread 168248.168490 "gdbus"           0x00007f8c7352abf9 in poll () from target:/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6

nope. no output at all for
whatsdesk