I'm currently unable to get the IDE to start with a new install of 2016.1. I just put it on today and at first it was able to get to the project selection screen. After a few seconds it found some updates and I went ahead and allowed them to happen. Afterwards it was recommended to restart the IDE, which I opted to do, but it never came back. It hasn't been back since.
running OS X 10.9.4 (13E28)
Seeing this in the system logs:
3/18/16 2:57:26.180 PM idea: Value of IDEA_JDK: (null)
3/18/16 2:57:26.185 PM idea: fullFileName is: /Applications/IntelliJ IDEA.app/Contents/bin/idea.vmoptions
3/18/16 2:57:26.186 PM idea: fullFileName exists: /Applications/IntelliJ IDEA.app/Contents/bin/idea.vmoptions
3/18/16 2:57:26.186 PM idea: Value of IDEA_VM_OPTIONS is (null)
3/18/16 2:57:26.186 PM idea: Processing VMOptions file at /Users/chris_uhl/Library/Preferences/IntelliJIdea2016.1/idea.vmoptions
3/18/16 2:57:26.186 PM idea: Done
3/18/16 2:57:26.191 PM idea: JNI_CreateJavaVM (/Applications/IntelliJ IDEA.app/Contents/jre/jdk) failed: 4294967290
3/18/16 2:57:26.192 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.503: (com.jetbrains.intellij.106336) Exited with code: 255
I've tried several things: adding an idea.jdk to the configuration to point at a separate VM (tried both 1.8.0_u40 and 1.8.0_u73). Same error. That error code coming out of JNI_CreateJavaVM seems a little suspicious.
I'm guessing this is a simple problem, but I'm kind of a newbie when it comes to troubleshooting IDEA. Anyone have any ideas?