Atom startup problems (Ubuntu 16.04)


I used to run Ubuntu in Virtualbox, and Atom worked without any problems. I then decided to Dual Boot my computer and reinstalled Atom. The problem is that I can only open Atom using the commandsudo atom but when I search for atom in any other way, it looks like this.

I’ve tried reinstalling Atom 3 times but it still won’t work. ( I installed it via the official site and followed the instructions).

How can I make it start up normally?


If you have to use sudo to start Atom normally, then the problem is likely a permission issue. Your user account doesn’t own the ~/.atom folder and you should chown it to yourself.


Thank you, I will try to make it work :):smiley: