To avoid Emacs installed through AppCenter crashing on opening, solution was actually explained here.

But AppCenter only offers Emacs25 so I installed Emacs27 through Flathub (built in AppCenter)... except now the solution offered in the post mentioned above doesn't work anymore (different file paths etc.).

Any help? I think this could be as simple as copying XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 somewhere else, but I wasn't able to understand where :(


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You can run it with env XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 flatpak run org.gnu.emacs.

I used AppEditor to make a new menu entry.

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