I have just installed phpstorm, phpstorm can be opened via command line but I can't open the program via launcher or desktop shortcut and nothing error shown.

- My phpstorm.desktop code :

[Desktop Entry]

- For launcher shortcut, I created it through phpstorm menu

Tools > create desktop entry

Still no luck, the launcher failed to open the program.

- This is how I run program via terminal :


- Fyi: if I run it via command line, I got this deprecate message :

Java HotSpot(TM) Server VM warning: ignoring option MaxPermSize=250m; support was removed in 8.0

But phpstorm still can be opened successfully.

- I installed JRE on :


  • The shortcut probably points to the wrong file. Could you include the shortcut file in the question?
    – Moose
    Sep 26, 2014 at 8:11
  • sure @devGeek, I just edited my question :)
    – mockie
    Sep 26, 2014 at 8:26
  • Does double clicking the icon even open terminal? And just to confirm, other desktop shortcuts still work right?
    – Moose
    Sep 26, 2014 at 8:36
  • I haven't other shortcut except this. Terminal only open fleeting.
    – mockie
    Sep 26, 2014 at 8:42
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    If I open via launcher it's only blinking and nothing happened. Is there any log to see this kind of error ?
    – mockie
    Sep 26, 2014 at 8:44

2 Answers 2


I don't know if you ever got this to work, but the issue I'm almost certain was this:

The command you are executing should be:

/bin/bash /home/mockie/softwares/PhpStorm-133.982/bin/phpstorm.sh

I think you are missing about permission. So, you can make it executable:

 cd /home/mockie/softwares/PhpStorm-133.982/bin
 chmod +x phpstorm.sh

Then, try create launcher again!

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