How To Install Atom Editor In Ubuntu 14.04



  • OS with 64-bit architecture

  • node.js v0.10.x

  • npm v1.4.x

  • libgnome-keyring-dev (refer to your distribution’s manual on how to install packages if you are not on Debian or Ubuntu-based systems)

  • npm config set python /usr/bin/python2 -g to ensure that gyp uses Python 2


  • wget
  • tar xzvf node-v0.10.28.tar.gz
  • cd node-v0.10.28
  • ./configure && make
  • sudo make install
  • sudo apt-get install libgnome-keyring-dev # refer to your distribution’s manual on how to install packages if you are not on Debian or Ubuntu-based systems
  • npm config set python /usr/bin/python2 -g # to ensure that gyp uses Python 2
  • sudo apt-get remove gyp
  • npm install -g node-gyp # Install the “node-gyp” globally
  • cd ~
  • npm update # Update your personal npm local repository again
  • sudo ln -s /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
  • git clone
  • cd atom
  • script/build # Creates application at $TMPDIR/atom-build/Atom
  • sudo script/grunt install # Installs command to /usr/local/bin/atom
  • script/grunt mkdeb # Generates a .deb package at $TMPDIR/atom-build




exFAT Support

Installing the below packages only will auto-mounts your exFAT formatted drives ,

sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils

Or try to mount it manually after installing the above packages,

sudo mkdir /media/exfat

sudo mount -t exfat /dev/sdxx /media/exfat

/dev/sdxx – your exfat partition.


tar -xvf fuse*

cd fuse*



make install


Adobe Reader For Ubuntu

sudo add-apt-repository “deb $(lsb_release -sc) partner”

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install acroread

Unable to locate package acroread

cd ~/Downloads

sudo dpkg -i AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb

You might want to run ‘apt-get -f install’ to correct these.

The following packages have unmet dependencies:

adobereader-enu:i386 : Depends: libgtk2.0-0:i386 (>= 2.4) but it is not installed

sudo apt-get -f install

sudo apt-get -y install acroread acroread-fonts


cd /etc/gnome

sudo vim defaults.list



FileZilla download the Fonts Package

cd Downloads

tar -xjf FontPack910_chs_i486-linux.tar.bz2


sudo ./INSTALL


If you do not have Adobe Reader version 9.1 already installed on your system please do so before installing this Asian Language Kit.

Continue installation? [y] y

Please type “accept” to accept the terms and conditions of license agreement; Type “decline” to exit. accept

Enter the location where you installed the Adobe Reader [/opt] Enter


Install Skype

To install Skype add the Canonical Partner Repository. You can do this by running the command

sudo add-apt-repository “deb $(lsb_release -sc) partner”


Then install Skype via the Software-Center or via the Terminal.


sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install skype


install Dropbox

Install Dropbox via command line

The Dropbox daemon works fine on all 32-bit and 64-bit Linux servers. To install, run the following command in your Linux terminal.


cd ~ && wget -O – “” | tar xzf –


cd ~ && wget -O – “” | tar xzf –

Next, run the Dropbox daemon from the newly created .dropbox-dist folder.



Solve one problem

Failure to download extra data files

The following packages requested additional data downloads after package installation, but the data could not be downloaded or could not be processed.


The download will be attempted again later, or you can try the download again now. Running this command requires an active Internet connection.

sudo apt-get install –reinstall ttf-mscorefonts-installer