license expires after 10 seconds for IU-141.178.9

i would like to try intellij idea ultimate edition build id IU-141.178.9.
after downloading, extracting, and running idea.sh, i get the "license activation" dialogue:


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after selecting "evaluate for free for 30 days", i get the "license agreement" dialogue:

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checking the "accept all terms of the license" and then selecting "ok", intellij idea splash screen is shown, and the evaluation period seems to be ok -- "expiration date: may 5, 2015" (see the bottom-left)

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but after 10 seconds within the ide itself, i get the "license expired" dialogue:

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the same issue occurs when deleting the extracted directory itself, and  ~/.IntelliJIdea14/, and here is some information about my linux distribution:

$ cat /etc/*release*
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=14.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=trusty
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS"
NAME="Ubuntu"
VERSION="14.04.2 LTS, Trusty Tahr"
ID=ubuntu
ID_LIKE=debian
PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS"
VERSION_ID="14.04"
HOME_URL="http://www.ubuntu.com/"
SUPPORT_URL="http://help.ubuntu.com/"
BUG_REPORT_URL="http://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/"


how can i evaluate intellij idea product when the evaluation license is expiring after 10 seconds rather than 30 days.
is it a bug within intellij? if not, how can i fix it?
please advise.

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It appears that you either evaluated IDEA before or sysyem time was set incorrectly, or IDE folders (https://intellij-support.jetbrains.com/entries/23358108) were removed. Protection agains this kind of cheating is now active and you cannot continue evaluation.

I'd recommend contacting the sales team for a new trial key: http://www.jetbrains.com/company/contacts/ .

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i appreciate your implication of calling me a cheater, what an elegancy.
anyhow, you did not supply any non naive solution (i knew that i can contact the jetbrain's support team, though many might suffer from the same behaviour).

i bet that if i would ask you how to completely remove all files that intellij created, you'd help in the same way.

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Sorry, I didn't mean to call you a cheater, I just said that IDE for some reason decided that it was cheating, which most likely is a glitch in eval protection.

I'd prefer not to share the details how to hack this protection in public, so I recommended the easiest way to get it working.

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should i open a new question, or could you please refer to a manual where i can remove COMPLETELY intellij, while reverting all changes it made to the file-system?

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