Why is Rdio blacklisted on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

Asked by Mike Bridge on 2012-05-05

When I launch nuvolaplayer 1.0.5 on Ubuntu 12.0.4 get the following:

    Nuvola Warning Bug 958154 window size: 1010×534
    Nuvola Warning Service pandora is blacklisted.
    Nuvola Warning Service rdio is blacklisted.
    Nuvola Warning Service pandora is blacklisted.
    Nuvola Warning Service rdio is blacklisted.

I can't find any documentation which says what the blacklist means.... I am in Canada, so I can run rdio when I am in Windows.

Any idea how to disable this?



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Jiří Janoušek (fenryxo) said : #1


Rdio is blacklisted when WebKitGTK 1.8 is detected, because Rdio doesn't work with that version because of bug #973719. See also bug #958154.

Mike McKay (mikeymckay) said : #2

I was unable to make Pandora work on Ubuntu 12.04 under Chromium. I recently upgraded chromium, which I think pushed in a new WebKitGTK 1.8. Pandora now works under Chromium, but because of the blacklist, I can't try it in Nuvola. As the original poster said - is there a way to manually manage the blacklist (perhaps in .local/config).

Jiří Janoušek (fenryxo) said : #3

I think Chromium doesn't use WebKitGTK but its own WebKit port, so Chromium upgrades are completely irrelevant. What version of libwebkitgtk-1.0-0 do you have installed? (type "dpkg-query -W libwebkitgtk-1.0-0" in terminal)

Mike McKay (mikeymckay) said : #4

> dpkg-query -W libwebkitgtk-1.0-0

libwebkitgtk-1.0-0 1.8.0-0ubuntu2

Mike McKay (mikeymckay) said : #5

And BTW, Jiří, Nuvola is a brilliant hack - great work!

Jiří Janoušek (fenryxo) said : #6

It's old known buggy version.

Jiří Janoušek (fenryxo) said : #7

Blacklist can be overridden in ~/.config/nuvolaplayer/main.conf, default value is:

bug958154_blacklist = googlemusic, pandora, rdio, amazon

Morgen (jab-mail-business) said : #8

Overriding the blacklist allows you to select the service but I had to downgrade webkit to get the service to work. I followed the directions here:


It usually works without issue but every now and then I have to purge the browser cache to get the service to load or purge the album art to get the art to update in the notifications.

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