recently i’ve been forced to use android studio for some uni assignments, but it has a really poor perfomance; i dont think my laptop is that bad, but sometimes this program completely freezes my laptop for several minutes and it only makes me angrier and angrier;
therefore, i have 2 questions:
- when the screen freezes, the only way that i know to recover my system is rebooting it; is there any other faster way? like accessing the task manager or something like that (taking in count that my laptop is useless, completely freezed in those moments)
- i have the android studio aur package, is there an alternative? its such a shame because w flutter you can use vscode or whatever you want, but thats way more difficult w native app development
thanks in advance
pd: im running xfce and i tried w different kernels, but they dont seem to be the problem
Jetbrains applications need to watch many files and default for max_user_watches is very low.
Add a file in /etc/sysctl.d containing
fs.inotify.max_user_watches = 524288
sysctl -p --system
Then restart your IDE
Reference: Inotify Watches Limit - IntelliJ IDEA - Confluence
A great addition to the above setting is to build and install
watchman-bin from AUR
I don’t know if it is faster - but definitely safer.
Download the package from developer.android.com - and unpack it in a tools folder in your home. The applications are completely self contained - only requires a recent JDK
thaankiu, i hope astudio doesnt freeze the service as well i’ll give it a try
amazing answer as well, many thanks!
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