Atom is randomly crashing


#1

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?


#2

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?

#3

Hello,

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.


#4

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.