I just got done with a new installation of Fedora 10.
Afterwards I manually installed Sun's jdk1.6.0_13 into /opt/java/jdk1.6.0_13. I created appropriate entries in ~/.profile to specify that jdk as $IDEA_JDK.
I then installed IntelliJ 8.1 into /opt/intellij/idea-9732.
Initially I tried copying over ~/.IntelliJIdea80/config to keep license, settings, etc (which actually worked on another fresh Fedora 10 install I was using to validate the upgrade oddly enough) but the problem I will describe below occurs whether the copied config directory is there or not.
Now, whenever I try to launch IntelliJ via /opt/intellij/idea-9732/bin/idea.sh (same effect from Terminal or Gnome launcher) it just hangs after the first dialog it displays.
In the case of the copied user-config directory being there (as it was on my initial launch attempts) it displays the 8.1 splash screen and then the Welcome/Quickstart frames, but the splash never goes away and I am not able to get focus to the IntelliJ frame. So I have to 'kill -9' it.
So my next step was to nuke the user-config dir I had copied in, thinking perhaps it was the culprit. On that launch I gets to the "Complete Installation" dialog asking if I want to import settings. However, that dialog is "frozen" and I am not able to make any selections in it. Again, 'kill -9'.
On the next launch it now goes to the 'License Key' dialog, again at which point it freezes up. Again, 'kill -9'.
I have no idea how to even start tracking down what the issue might be. Like I said above, the really infuriating part is that the same setup worked on another box I had used to proof this upgrade to Fedora 10.
Anyone have any thoughts on either what the cause might be or how to go about tracking it down?