Error starting from launcher with Lubuntu


#1

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!


#2

Can you run Atom from the command line without sudo?


#3

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


#4

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.


#5

That sorted it. Thanks very much!


#6

No problem. :slight_smile: