I'm running Spotify on Linux using Wine.
Sound worked great (even though the sound test in winecfg failed!), until I installed
alsa-oss package yesterday to get Flash sound working in Firefox.
Now Spotify says: "There is a problem with your sound card. Spotify can't play music."
So the question is, how to get the sound in Spotify working again, so that it also keeps working in Flash & Firefox? Tweak some ALSA settings? Spotify settings? Add/remove some packages?
By the way, curiously, now that sound doesn't work in Spotify, winecfg's "Test Sound" does work!
This is Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy). Sound card / driver is probably an integrated AC'97. Please mention if any additional information about the system is needed!
Update: I have Flash 10 installed (outside the packaging system, using
$MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH env variable), but also had Flash 9 from
flashplugin-nonfree package - and the earlier version was being used by Firefox! Based on what Mike Arthur said about Flash and
alsa-oss, I removed the older Flash (flashplugin-nonfree package) and
alsa-oss - and Flash sound still works, which is nice. But for some reason Spotify still doesn't play sound, even though things should now be like they were originally...
Update 2: Got it working, all smoothly, finally.