Markdown Support plugin preview not working in Linux

I have installed the Markdown Support plugin Version: 182.4129.4 in pycharm community edition version 2018.2.4-1 on Manjaro Linux running 4.19.1-1-MANJARO kernel.

I am able to edit the .md file but I am unable get the preview of it. On checking the Markdown option in the Languages & Frameworks tab in the Settings, it shows 'There are no available preview providers'.

I have been able to reproduce this bug on the previous two versions of pycharm and the plugin too. I have no problem in the Windows 10 counterpart. The plugin works fine in Windows 10 even in previous version of pycharm and the plugin.

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Please can you provide your idea.log (https://intellij-support.jetbrains.com/hc/en-us/articles/207241085-Locating-IDE-log-files)? Don't paste it here, upload it to some file server and provide a link

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Most likely the JRE you run PyCharm with (Oracle 1.8.0_192-b26) doesn't include javaFX; can you check if the issue persists when using the bundled JDK? See https://intellij-support.jetbrains.com/hc/en-us/articles/206544879-Selecting-the-JDK-version-the-IDE-will-run-under for instructions on switching IDE JDK

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Thank you! I found the solution.

The default bundled JRE with Pycharm on my system was the Oracle 1.8.0_192-b26, which did not work, the other JRE installed by default on my linux system was the JAVA-8-open-JDK which also did not work.

What worked for me was installing the Oracle 1.8.0-192 JRE from the oracle website and using it as my JDK on Pycharm.

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>The default bundled JRE with Pycharm on my system was the Oracle 1.8.0_192-b26, which did not work

PyCharm doesn't bundle Oracle JRE, it bundles custom JRE provided by JetBrains, and it definitely includes javaFX...

Anyway, nice to hear you've solvbed the problem:)

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I'm sorry, on further checking I found that the bundled jdk is not the one I mention in earlier post, but the build number of the bundled jdk is the same as the one I was previously using i.e. 1.8.0_192-b26, which did not work for some reason.

The one which worked for me had a different build i.e Oracle 1.8.0_192-b12

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Thank you; I'm using OpenJDK Runtime Environment 18.9 (build 11.0.1+13), and there's no preview or even toolbar. I'll use Atom to edit my Markdown.

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Hi Brian,

You can try ensuring that PyCharm is running with the bundled JDK by selecting it according to: https://intellij-support.jetbrains.com/hc/en-us/articles/206544879-Selecting-the-JDK-version-the-IDE-will-run-under

The easiest way - define `PYCHARM_JDK_64` environment variable and point it to `jre64` directory inside your PyCharm installation path.

Of course, using Atom is also a viable option.

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