1

I had been starting to use elementary OS 6 lately (switched from Pop OS), I installed the flatpak of Neovim version 0.5.0 from flathub like I did successfully with other few apps and it doesn't work, I didn't succeed to find any tutorial or explain to that topic.

  • I checked in the terminal with the command:
flatpak list

and saw that Neovim is appeared enter image description here

  • I also checked at ~/.var/app/io.neovim.nvim:
ls -lah ~/.var/app/io.neovim.nvim

enter image description here

tree ~/.var/app/io.neovim.nvim

enter image description here

Please, someone know what's the problem and how to fix it?

1 Answer 1

0

If the Neovim application is not starting, then there is likely a missing dependency that needs to be installed on your computer.

Here is how you can find out the problem:

  1. Open Terminal (if it's not already open)

  2. Check your syslog file for errors:

    sudo vi /var/log/syslog 
    

    Note: Feel free to use a different editor. The use of vi here is more muscle memory than an explicit recommendation.

    You can quickly scroll to the end of the file by pressing : followed by $.

  3. Look for a message that reads:

    io.elementary.wingpanel.desktop[<pid>]: sh: 1: exec: xterm: not found 
    

    Terminal — Syslog

  4. Add the missing package via apt:

    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install xterm 
    
  5. Launch Neovim as usual: Launch Neovim


Note: If this solves your problem, feel free to click the checkmark beside the answer. This makes it easier for others who have the same problem to solve their issue. You can also press the up arrow beside an answer to mark something as useful. 👍🏻

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.