Stuck when using intellij

i'm using lastest version of garuda linux and when i running project intellij then my laptop is stuck in building before run project, i just can keep power button to restart my laptop and i hate that. so can someone help me, i'm not java dev but I need to use it for classwork

I'm not the one who will be able to help here (I'm not a developer), but I think so information is missing for sure, at least:

  • inxi -Faz
  • where you installed intellij from (Arch, AUR, which package) and version
  • some (textual) evidence where it stucks + logs, whatever can apply

1, inxi

  Kernel: 5.15.10-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
    root=UUID=22a66e63-b7e8-49d0-a9bd-ffbe26aba015 rw [email protected]
    quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
    systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3
  Desktop: GNOME 41.2 tk: GTK 3.24.30 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 41.0
    Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
  Info: model: AMD Ryzen 5 4600H with Radeon Graphics bits: 64 type: MT MCP
    arch: Zen 2 family: 0x17 (23) model-id: 0x60 (96) stepping: 1
    microcode: 0x8600104
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 tpc: 2 threads: 12 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 384 KiB desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 3 MiB desc: 6x512 KiB
    L3: 8 MiB desc: 2x4 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 3785 high: 3991 min/max: 1400/3000 boost: enabled
    scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 3990 2: 3988
    3: 3983 4: 3981 5: 3991 6: 3981 7: 3991 8: 3985 9: 3287 10: 2274 11: 3988
    12: 3987 bogomips: 71864
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
  Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected
  Type: mds status: Not affected
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected
  Type: spec_store_bypass
    mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
  Type: spectre_v1
    mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional,
    IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected

2, intellij 2020.3 install from jetbrains-toolbox (AUR)
3, how can i get logs after restart by keep power button

When you say "stuck in building", does that mean it's compiling? Compiling software will take time, so you need to be patient.

1 Like

Are you sure this is the latest version available. I see many 2021.x here:

Actually, I generically meant the part after (without knowing at what point the system is freezing)

whatever can apply

1 Like

no, my laptop is stuck and i can't do anything

1 Like

You're missing a lot of information from your inxi output above. Could you please edit it to make it complete?

Also, check on your RAM usage.


oh i mean i installed jetbrains-toolbox from AUR then i install intellij from it, so i can install intellij 2020.3

oh because i thought it was enough, my ram has no problem about 60%, in the same case i have no problem with other distro

When you're compiling?

What about system temperatures?

CPU load?

Anything that might indicate some sort of issue?

It's useful to see all of the information about the system rather than just its CPU.


Yes, i got that. My idea was checking which exact package you have, ultimate, community edition, etc. and upgrade it from the AUR instead of the toolbox, to have the latest version, e g.
paru intellij-idea-ultimate-edition or
paru intellij-idea-ce

Hi there,

First of all, you don't have to build from AUR. The latest intellij-idea-ultimate-edition, ce edition and jetbrains-toolbox are already build by Chaotic AUR.

Secondly, run the desired edition from terminal and see what's the error. (Is it something like java not installed or something similar ? Or some other error ? )

Also, do you have license for intellij idea ultimate, or you want to use free ( community edition )

(And latest version 2021.3 is running perfectly smooth)

And does this happen with all projects?