Frequent crashes of IDEA 8 on Ubuntu 8.10


I am using a trial version of IDEA 8 (idea-9886) on Ubuntu 8.10 and get very frequent crashes that make it impossible to work with the product.
Here's what I typically get in stdout:

# A fatal error has been detected by the Java Runtime Environment:
#  SIGSEGV (0xb) at pc=0xb778b62d, pid=31357, tid=2207366032
# JRE version: 6.0_14-b08
# Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Server VM (14.0-b16 mixed mode linux-x86 )
# Problematic frame:
# V  []
# An error report file with more information is saved as:
# /home/yaniv/Downloads/IDEA/idea-9886/bin/hs_err_pid31357.log
# If you would like to submit a bug report, please visit:

I know this is a JVM crash, but I'm wondering if there's anything I can do besides sending a report to and hoping to get some response in a few years...

JVM version info:

java version "1.6.0_14"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_14-b08)
Java HotSpot(TM) Server VM (build 14.0-b16, mixed mode)

My idea.vmoptions file is:


The computer is a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop with 2GB of RAM.

Important: when I added -Xint to the VM options, IDEA didn't crash (for a few hours that I tried it). However, it is of course much slower, and not really a viable solution. But perhaps it could help point out to the problem.

Attached is one of the JVM error reports I got.

Please let me know if you have any hints for troubleshooting - I've done a few searches but haven't found much. Also let me know if there's any missing information that will help.


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