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Hello,


>> This question is too general. You have probably to use the full path.

Yes, the path is fine, this is the first thing I checked. I wrote a
short scripts that cd's into the the IDEA bin folder and then starts
the script there. I added nohup in front of the command, still no
luck.


Does this script work in the shell? I have in GNOME (2.10, Gentoo) a
simple /opt/idea/bin/idea.sh in the starter and it works like a charm.

All in all, I think IntelliJ should spend a bit of time making IDEA
more Linux friendly.


Well, in this case I believe it's not IDEA's fault.

-hs

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Does this script work in the shell? I have in GNOME
(2.10, Gentoo) a
simple /opt/idea/bin/idea.sh in the starter and it
works like a charm.


Yes, it does work in the shell.

All in all, I think IntelliJ should spend a bit of

time making IDEA

more Linux friendly.


Well, in this case I believe it's not IDEA's fault.


It was just a suggestion, nothing about faults. Since you have to use nohup even from the shell I think that the startup script could use a bit of work. I used both Eclipse and NetBeans and they work much better under Linux (no need for nohup, you can add them to the panel/menu).

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Marius Scurtescu wrote:

It was just a suggestion, nothing about faults. Since you have to use nohup even from the shell I think that the startup script could use a bit of work. I used both Eclipse and NetBeans and they work much better under Linux (no need for nohup, you can add them to the panel/menu).


I can start idea fine from X/Gnome without opening a terminal window,
using the attached script, which doesn't use nohup.

/Kreiger
#!/bin/sh

cd ~/opt/idea/bin

export IDEA_JDK=/usr/lib/java
./idea.sh



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It took a little while to sort this out but eventually after reading the idea.sh script I realised that I needed to set the environment variable IDEA_JDK to the path of the jdk. Why does it not mention this in the Install-Linux-tar.txt file?

I know that by definition that if your are installing a development environment you are meant to know what you are doing so stuff like this should be obvious, etc. etc..

However a tiny bit of user friendliness would be a start.

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