Error: "GPU process isn't usable. Goodbye"

Due to some reason unknown to me I have started getting GPU error messages when starting some applications.

$ atom 
$ /usr/bin/atom: line 86:  6288 Illegal instruction     (core dumped) nohup "$ATOM_PATH" --executed-from="$(pwd)" --pid=$$ "$@" > "$ATOM_HOME/nohup.out" 2>&1
[6288:0305/] GPU process isn't usable. Goodbye.
$ tuxedo-control-center 
/bin/sh: line 1: prime-select: command not found
/bin/sh: line 1: prime-supported: command not found
[7877:0305/] GPU process isn't usable. Goodbye.

system details:

$ neofetch

OS: Manjaro Linux x86_64
Kernel: 5.16.11-2-MANJARO
WM: i3
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Mobile / Max-Q 

Any help on how to fix this would be appreciated.

Bug report … tring=atom.
Github issue [Arch Linux] GPU process isn't usable · Issue #23608 · atom/atom · GitHub.

Does it launch with atom --no-sandbox? If it does then you can edit /usr/share/applications/atom.desktop and add the --no-sandbox flag in the “Exec” line:

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=A hackable text editor for the 21st Century
GenericName=Text Editor
Exec=env ATOM_DISABLE_SHELLING_OUT_FOR_ENVIRONMENT=false /usr/bin/atom %F --no-sandbox

For this too try using the --no-sandbox flag. If it doesn’t work then you can try installing tuxedo-control-center-bin from AUR:

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Spot on, @ishaan2479!

Wonderful. Thanks a lot for very prompt and good help.

atom --no-sandbox works like a charm, and the AUR tuxedo-control-center-bin package also did the trick ( --no-sandbox didn’t work for the Tuxedo package).

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