I've installed VS Code on my laptop with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I've tried multiple installation methods with identical results; most recently, I followed the "new" instructions from Cactux here. I've tried opening the application two ways to no effect.
- When I open the program from 'Applications', the icon shows in the launcher for approximately 15 seconds and then disappears. No error pops up.
- When I open a terminal and type
code, the command does nothing and I get a new prompt in less than a second.
I'm struggling with what to try since I'm relatively new to Linux.
which code yields
/usr/bin/code, which is a bash script. This is where I get outside my depth.
Contents of script
/usr/bin$ cat code #!/usr/bin/env bash # # Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. # Licensed under the MIT License. See License.txt in the project root for license information. # If root, ensure that --user-data-dir or --file-write is specified if [ "$(id -u)" = "0" ]; then for i in $@ do if [[ $i == --user-data-dir || $i == --user-data-dir=* || $i == --file-write ]]; then CAN_LAUNCH_AS_ROOT=1 fi done if [ -z $CAN_LAUNCH_AS_ROOT ]; then echo "You are trying to start vscode as a super user which is not recommended. If you really want to, you must specify an alternate user data directory using the --user-data-dir argument." 1>&2 exit 1 fi fi if [ ! -L $0 ]; then # if path is not a symlink, find relatively VSCODE_PATH="$(dirname $0)/.." else if which readlink >/dev/null; then # if readlink exists, follow the symlink and find relatively VSCODE_PATH="$(dirname $(readlink -f $0))/.." else # else use the standard install location VSCODE_PATH="/usr/share/code" fi fi ELECTRON="$VSCODE_PATH/code" CLI="$VSCODE_PATH/resources/app/out/cli.js" ELECTRON_RUN_AS_NODE=1 "$ELECTRON" "$CLI" "$@" exit $?
Debug output (from different directories)
~$ bash -x code ++ id -u + '[' 1000 = 0 ']' + '[' '!' -L code ']' ++ dirname code + VSCODE_PATH=./.. + ELECTRON=./../code + CLI=./../resources/app/out/cli.js + ELECTRON_RUN_AS_NODE=1 + ./../code ./../resources/app/out/cli.js /usr/bin/code: line 35: ./../code: No such file or directory + exit 127 /usr/bin$ bash -x code ++ id -u + '[' 1000 = 0 ']' + '[' '!' -L code ']' + which readlink +++ readlink -f code ++ dirname /usr/share/code/bin/code + VSCODE_PATH=/usr/share/code/bin/.. + ELECTRON=/usr/share/code/bin/../code + CLI=/usr/share/code/bin/../resources/app/out/cli.js + ELECTRON_RUN_AS_NODE=1 + /usr/share/code/bin/../code /usr/share/code/bin/../resources/app/out/cli.js + exit 0
Contents of PATH
~$ $PATH bash: /home/adam/anaconda3/bin:/home/adam/anaconda3/bin:/home/adam/bin:/home/adam/.local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/games:/snap/bin: No such file or directory
Any help or suggestions are appreciated.