First time user of dietPi, on a Zero 2 W.
Thanks very much to everybody working on the project, I’ve enjoyed getting everything setup and running this week.
I have one quick question: I can’t seem to get VS Codium to work after install. Its icon appears on the desktop, but then nothing happens…
– I used the dietPi software manager which successfully installed everything else I requested, so not sure if there’s something I’m missing?
Happy to use nano, but just curious.
Thank you for any thoughts!
Hi could you fill the template pls. Maybe I could try to replicate
- DietPi version | cat /boot/dietpi/.version
- Distro version | echo $G_DISTRO_NAME $G_RASPBIAN
- Kernel version | uname -a
- SBC model | echo $G_HW_MODEL_NAME or (EG: RPi3)
Thank you for the reply!
Here is the filled out template:
root@DietPi:~# echo $G_DISTRO_NAME $G_RASPBIAN
root@DietPi:~# uname -a
Linux DietPi 5.10.63-v7+ #1488 SMP Thu Nov 18 16:14:44 GMT 2021 armv7l GNU/Linux
root@DietPi:~# echo $G_HW_MODEL_NAME
RPi Zero 2 W (armv7l)
ok found the issue. Basically it’s an issue if you are running the desktop as root user. As root user a special argument would be needed to be able to start VS Codium.
[9483:0102/183539.798154:FATAL:electron_main_delegate.cc(252)] Running as root without --no-sandbox is not supported. See https://crbug.com/638180.
something that could be bypassed but Codium will complain about running as user root
FYI, should I open a GitHub issue on this? Or should we simply create a note on our online docs?
Okay got it - - so sounds like I should add a user, login that way, and then try codium – I’ll try that and report back.
Thanks very much for your help (and the project in general!).
To followup on this, I added a user w/sudo privileges and tried running Codium again from terminal. I didn’t get an error message, but unfortunately nothing opens.
I tried both when initially logging in from boot and after running desktop (lxde). With htop open I notice a momentary codium task running but it closes before I can read anything.
For me it was working using user dietpi. You need to login to a desktop to be able to start Codium. There you could open a terminal window and try to execute /usr/share/codium/codium