Hello, I installed the latest version of Atom on Ubuntu 17.10. When I double clicked on the icon to launch it, the entire screen turned blank with a flashing underscore on the top left. After a few seconds, the entire screen turned blank. I had to force reboot the system. I uninstalled and reinstalled the application but the situation remains the same. Could you please help?
Can you confirm how you installed Atom (e.g. from the official .deb from https://atom.io)? Also, what version of Atom did you install (if
atom --version works you can check with that command)?
Lastly, does it crash if you start in safe mode (
I think I tried several ways including using the Ubuntu Software Center and some kind of command typed on the terminal. I think I a site mentioned using the debian version. I did not do that as I use Ubuntu not Debian. What is the proper way to do it?
I think I a site mentioned using the debian version. I did not do that as I use Ubuntu not Debian.
Ubuntu is Debian based so you can install the .deb on Ubuntu.
The official methods of installation are documented here:
So one way is to download the .deb file from https://atom.io and then install it from the command line:
sudo dpkg -i atom-amd64.deb