Atom is randomly crashing


Hello everybody,

I have a problem with the Editor:

Everytime I start Atom the editor is usable for almost 10-20 seconds, then the screen becomes dark for a second and the whole system freezes.
I am running Fedora on a Dell XPS 13 2016.

I am new to Atom, so it is pretty hard to find the problem.

Can anyone help me, please?


Have you followed the suggestions in the Debugging document? Also, could you give the following information?

  • Which version of Atom are you using?
  • What OS and version are you running?
  • Can you reproduce the issue after completely exiting Atom and restarting using atom --safe?



I am using following versions of the programms:
Atom : 1.8.0
Electron: 0.36.8
Chrome : 47.0.2526.110
Node : 5.1.1
Fedora : 23

Running atom --safe can NOT reproduce the issue. In safe mode Atom is running.


So the problem is almost certainly caused by one of the packages you have installed. Some people have reported success in using the package-cop package to narrow down the search.