After using atom for a few months, I now cannot get it to open. I’ve followed the debugging guide, running atom in safe mode, clearing the saved state, uninstalling atom and reinstalling it without any success.
This happened immediately after I uninstalled xubuntu and xfce packages from my Ubuntu install. I’m running Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS. The version of atom is 1.9.8. The command I used was:
sudo apt-get autoremove --purge xubuntu-* && sudo apt-get autoremove --purge xfce*
A picture of what happens when I try to open atom: