Last night I did a clean install of IDEA build 4267 on a Ubuntu 6.06 box. I setup my Java path and I am using Java 5.0.05. When I run the idea.sh script it comes up and appears to work, but if I invoke any dialog such as the "Checkout from CVS Repository" dialog the main IDEA window disappears and all I see is the dialog box. After I enter the data and click the OK button I get nothing on the screen. The main IDEA window never returns. The tool/menu bar at the top of the screen is gone so I can't even shutdown the box. I have to hit reset. I tried this several times and each time I get the same problem.
If I have a console window open and I try to run idea.sh again it tells me that a copy of IDEA is already running. I can do a kill -9 pid and regain control, but if I run idea.sh again I get the same issue.
Please help. I have been running IDEA under Windows for several years, but now I want to do some development under the Linux environment.