# Can't run emacs from terminal.Cannot open load file: No such file or directory

Emacs 26.1 Linux Mint 19

Open terminal, write emacs, but I get error:

Warning: Could not find simple.el or simple.elc.
Cannot open load file: No such file or directory


• Does this happen if you start Emacs using emacs -Q (no init file)? If so, it sounds like your Emacs installation is faulty. Perhaps you deleted simple.el[c]? – Drew Apr 20 '20 at 15:06