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I attempted to install RubyMine and PhpStorm according to their instructions, but both simply pop up a blank dialog box that says "Complete Installation" at the top. I can't close the windows or otherwise kill the process (that I can tell).

I installed them in the /opt/ directory at the recommendation of several online resources. I have also double checked that I have Java installed (v1.7.0_17-b02(, which is required by both.

  1. Unpack the RubyMine distribution archive that you downloaded to
     where you wish to install the program. We will refer to this destination
     location as your {installation home} below.

  2. Open a console and cd into "{installation home}/bin" and type:


     to start the application.
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Please check if this helps. – CrazyCoder Apr 17 '13 at 8:26
Wow, thank you, that was it! I would have been looking around for that for quite a while. – Nick Brown Apr 18 '13 at 1:58
up vote 1 down vote accepted

As per CrazyCoder's link, I opened the terminal and ran


And then everything worked like a charm.

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