Problems on MacOS X 10.3.6

Hello!

Only recently I am experiencing massive problems with IDEA running under MacOS X. It takes ages (that is some minutes) to start, frequently crashing before even the banner is shown. If it does come up, it randomly crashes after some minutes. Removing the cache files as well as the configuration did not help.
the last lines in the log file talk about the local VCS repository, so maybe the error is related to those files (which I deleted before). I re-imported the settings at the first start after cleanup.

It is now almost impossible to do any work because of the frequent crashes. I use other Java-based tools as well (i.e. Oxygen) which do not exhibit this behaviour. Any help is greatly appreciated.

MacOS X 10.3.6 running on a 15" Powerbook with 1,25GB RAM
IDEA 4.5.3
Java 1.4.2_05
MacOS X L&F is not activated (this seemed to freeze the machine from time to time)

Regards,
Wolfram.

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Hi,

Do you have idea set to open up a project on startup? If so kill that,
to do that you'll have to get rid of your preferences. It might be that
there is some corruption in your preferences. The prefs for this are
located in a different location than the Caches, they're in
~/Libraries/Preferences/IntelliJ IDEA. It is also possible that you
added a plugin which is causing you havoc, look in
~/Libraries/Application Support/IntelliJ IDEA and you will find plugins
there, remove them if you have them and try again.

HTH
R

In article <19379436.1102598927796.JavaMail.itn@is.intellij.net>,
Wolfram Saringer <intellij@muecke.com> wrote:

Hello!

Only recently I am experiencing massive problems with IDEA running under
MacOS X. It takes ages (that is some minutes) to start, frequently crashing
before even the banner is shown. If it does come up, it randomly crashes
after some minutes. Removing the cache files as well as the configuration did
not help.
the last lines in the log file talk about the local VCS repository, so maybe
the error is related to those files (which I deleted before). I re-imported
the settings at the first start after cleanup.

It is now almost impossible to do any work because of the frequent crashes. I
use other Java-based tools as well (i.e. Oxygen) which do not exhibit this
behaviour. Any help is greatly appreciated.

MacOS X 10.3.6 running on a 15" Powerbook with 1,25GB RAM
IDEA 4.5.3
Java 1.4.2_05
MacOS X L&F is not activated (this seemed to freeze the machine from time to
time)

Regards,
Wolfram.

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