Using atom in a VNC session


I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS all patched up to date. I access this compute via a VNC client. I installed atom from the deb file, no errors. When I attempt to run atom nothing happens, no errors, no atom window, nothing.

Any ideas what may be happening? How can I troubleshoot this, is there any additional logging I could turn on?


It turns out you can’t use Atom over VNC as it requires access to OpenGL e.g. hardware drivers.

Oh well apt-get purge atom