How-to Install IntelliJ IDEA on Debian 7 Wheezy Gnome 32bit/64bit Easy Visual-Guide

February 24th, 2013 by Regaz



The Step-by-Step Easy Visual-Guide Shows You Exactly How-to Install and Getting-Started with the Latest JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA 2017 FREE Community Edition for Java, Groovy, Scala & Android Development on Debian Linux Wheezy Gnome3 i686/x8664 Desktop.

To Make Best Use of the IntelliJ IDEA 2017 you should Need the Oracle Sun Java SE Official JDK Installation Debian.

To Rend the Entire Process Easier to Visualize and Follow the Post Includes the Basic Screenshots of All GUI Steps involved.

Finally the post’s Content is Expressly Reduced to Give Focus to the Essentials Instructions and Commands.

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  1. Download IntelliJ IDEA 2017 for Linux:

    IntelliJ IDEA 2017 tar.gz for Linux
  2. Double-Click on Archive and Extract into /tmp

    Linux Gnome3 IntelliJ IDEA tar.gz Archive Extraction
  3. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Search for Terminal

    Debian Linux Wheezy Gnome 3 Open Terminal
  4. Relocate IntelliJ Idea Folder
    sudo su

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution
    Set the root superUser as Holder of IntelliJ IDEA

    chown -R root:root /tmp/idea*

    Then Switch the Content into the /opt Directory

    mv /tmp/idea* /opt/idea

    Make a Symlink into the working Paths

    ln -s /opt/idea/bin/idea.sh /usr/local/bin/idea.sh
  5. How-to Install Required Oracle JDK for Debian:

    Debian Oracle JDK Installation
  6. Starting IntelliJ IDEA
    Next you can Launch IntelliJ from Terminal with

    idea.sh
  7. How-to Easy Creating an IntelliJ IDEA Quick Launcher

    Easy IntelliJ Desktop Launcher
  8. Quick Start on IntelliJ IDEA 2017 with Java Hello World

    Hello World on IntelliJ IDEA Java
IntelliJ IDEA

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