App.on("ready', function_call) not getting executed on Ubuntu


This is my main.js code. After executing npm install and npm start, the console.log(“Browser Window”) statement doesn’t get executed. This means that createWindow() function isn’t getting called itself.

const electron = require(‘electron’)
// Module to control application life.
const app =
// Module to create native browser window.
const BrowserWindow = electron.BrowserWindow

// Keep a global reference of the window object, if you don’t, the window will
// be closed automatically when the JavaScript object is garbage collected.
let mainWindow

function createWindow () {
// Create the browser window.

mainWindow = new BrowserWindow({width: 800, height: 600})
console.log(“Browser Window1”)

// and load the index.html of the app.

// Open the DevTools.

// Emitted when the window is closed.
mainWindow.on(‘closed’, function () {
// Dereference the window object, usually you would store windows
// in an array if your app supports multi windows, this is the time
// when you should delete the corresponding element.
mainWindow = null

// This method will be called when Electron has finished
// initialization and is ready to create browser windows.
// Some APIs can only be used after this event occurs.
app.on(‘ready’, createWindow)

// Quit when all windows are closed.
app.on(‘window-all-closed’, function () {
// On OS X it is common for applications and their menu bar
// to stay active until the user quits explicitly with Cmd + Q
if (process.platform !== ‘darwin’) {

app.on(‘activate’, function () {
// On OS X it’s common to re-create a window in the app when the
// dock icon is clicked and there are no other windows open.
if (mainWindow === null) {

The exact same code works on Windows, but on Ubuntu it is not getting executed properly.

Anyone has any idea why this is happening? Thanks!


Have you checkout your console?