Error starting from launcher with Lubuntu


I’ve just installed Lubuntu 16.10 and Atom. I can run Atom ok from command line (sudo atom) but launching from the icon throws an error. Thanks for any help!


Can you run Atom from the command line without sudo?


Thanks for picking this up.
No - I get this message: /usr/bin/atom: line 112: /home/richard/.atom/nohup.out: Permission denied


Are you signed in as richard? If so, you should try sudo chown -R richard /home/richard/.atom and then try atom. It sounds like you might have installed Atom under sudo, so files created by Atom are owned by root. Changing the ownership should fix it.


That sorted it. Thanks very much!


No problem. :slight_smile: