I am a new Linux user, and am somewhat stumbling in the dark to learn my way around. My history is as a .Net (C#) developer for the Windows platform.
I have set up a LAMP stack to experiment with developing on Linux. I did not realize there was a Visual Studio release specific to the Linux OS, and was thrilled to see that. I am hoping to find a familiar interface that will speed my learning.
The basic hardware is a Dell Optiplex 790, 16 GB DDR3, Quad Core i7 @ 3.4GHz.
I have successfully installed UbuntuMate 17.10 Artful along with mySQL, PHP, and Apache. I also installed x2go Server (and client on my windows box) and am running headless with that. Finally, I installed Visual Studio Code using the GDebi Package Installer. It claims to have worked, and there is a new “Programming” entry in the Applications menu with “Visual Studio Code” underneath it.
Nonetheless, with each attempt to instantiate the app, it shows "Starting Visual Studio " on the bottom task bar, and after about five seconds that disappears and the application never loads.
At this point, the mouse still moves, but the entire screen becomes inactive. Nothing is clickable or responds to a mouse-over event. It’s basically a full-screen graphic and forces a reboot.
I don’t even know enough about Linux to know how to troubleshoot this. I’m completely open to the community’s wisdom and suggestions.
Thank you in advance!