Broken Atom


Hi. New to atom and not too tech. I seem to have broken atom on linux mint. Whenever I launch atom, I get a screen only with developer tools, a menu that offers to update but nothing else, and no functionality much at all. I suspect I screwed up a config file somewhere. I’ve apt-get remove purge, shut down, reinstalled, and still have the problem.



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

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


I had, stupidly, failed to delete the .atom folder. All is well again. Sorry for wasting anyone’s time.


It’s not a waste of anyone’s time to help get people back up and running. I’m glad things are working for you again!