How to install Atom editor in Ubuntu 14.04

Atom is editor for 21st century. Created by Github with love, Atom is modular, advanced, hackable editor for programmers. We all know Editor play’s very important to keep developer like you productive.

Thanks to webupd8.org for providing respistory.

Atom Editor is in Apha mode. It’s not for Public use but if you love to explore it, you can. Visit the official site here to download the Atom editor for Windows and Mac. However for Linux user it’s bit different.

To download and install Atom in Ubuntu 14.04 ( the version i am using ) you have to type following command one by one in your terminal.

Step 1 : Add repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/atom

Press Enter if it ask your permission.

Step 2 : Update the Repository

sudo apt-get update

It will take some time. Be patient.

Step 3 : Install Atom.

sudo apt-get install atom

It will download and install the Atom editor on your Ubuntu 14.04. Here is screen shot of Atom running in Ubuntu.

Atom editor in Ubuntu

Shahid (UnixRoot) Shaikh

Hey there, This is Shahid, an Engineer and Blogger from Bombay. I am also an Author and i wrote a programming book on Sails.js, MVC framework for Node.js.

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25 Comments

  1. Needs some more tweaking for the above instructions to work:

    ck@dev7:~$ sudo apt-get install atom
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    You might want to run ‘apt-get -f install’ to correct these:
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    atom : Depends: gconf2
    Depends: gconf-service
    Depends: libgnome-keyring0 but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: gir1.2-gnomekeyring-1.0 but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libnotify4 but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libxtst6 but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libnss3 but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: gvfs-bin
    Depends: xdg-utils but it is not going to be installed
    E: Unmet dependencies. Try ‘apt-get -f install’ with no packages (or specify a solution).

  2. I want to thank you for sharing this tutorial. Now I have an editor on my Ubuntu 15 desktop that I really like, and it doesn’t nag me to buy it like Sublime does !

  3. I recieve the following error. What should I do??
    dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run ‘sudo dpkg –configure -a’ to correct the problem.

  4. One liner for code above –

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/atom -y; sudo apt-get update -y && sudo apt-get install atom -y; sudo apt-get install -f -y

    *Please fix this if I was wrong. I did not responsible for anything happened when you run that code.

  5. Hello Sir, I am using an Ubuntu 16.04.1 on a digital ocean droplet and have installed atom but it will not open
    Do you know if it requires some kind of a GUI system? I am only working from the command line.
    Any help is appreciated…

    Running without the SUID sandbox! See https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/master/docs/linux_suid_sandbox_development.md for more information on developing with the sandbox on.
    [4493:0103/141840:ERROR:browser_main_loop.cc(283)] Gtk: cannot open display:

    Thanks

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