xampp 1.7.3

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xampp 1.7.3

Postby bluesguy » 17. January 2011 22:00

Had a web maintenance task dumped into my lap. Will be using joomla. Am trying to create a system in order to "play" with it on my home PC. I downloaded and installed xampp
on my windows vista machine. The doc that I am using stated that xampp would show up in the system tray but it did not, it is on my desktop(no prob) the doc stated that I should enter http://localhost in my browser(mozilla firefox)....when I do, I receive an error that it can't be found, what is the problem and what can I do to correct it in order to proceed and install joomla.

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Re: xampp 1.7.3

Postby Sharley » 18. January 2011 01:20

Any clues in the \xampp\apache\logs\error.log file ?
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Re: xampp 1.7.3

Postby bluesguy » 18. January 2011 01:45

Sharley,
Thanks for the reply but alas nothing was written to the error log file. This whole scene is brand new for me. I have been trying to execute what is in the doc that I downloaded.
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Re: xampp 1.7.3

Postby Sharley » 18. January 2011 01:55

You mean the log file is empty?

If so then Apache has not started as it creates entries upon starting.

Run \xampp\xampp-portcheck.exe to make sure all ports are free then try and start Apache and MySQL.

Open your XAMPP Control Panel and try and start Apache and MySQL - they will show a green running indication when started but first make sure there are no ticks in any of the Svc check boxes.

The official XAMPP installation instructions can be found here:
http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html
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Re: xampp 1.7.3

Postby bluesguy » 18. January 2011 01:57

Sharley,
Problem solved, read another post having the same sort of issues, did some swagging and am now in the ballpark.
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Re: xampp 1.7.3

Postby Sharley » 18. January 2011 02:01

Do you mind telling the rest of the forum what you did to solve your problem?
Or at least provide a link to the post that helped solve your issues.

It is good forum etiquette to help others searching the forums for a solution to similar issues as yours. ;)
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Re: xampp 1.7.3

Postby bluesguy » 18. January 2011 02:16

Sharley,
No problem: Read the post by Davidw(help please) and applied some old fashioned swagging.
Ran checkport for port verification
Checked the boxes in apache and mysql
started them running and entered http://localhost in my browser
was then good to go
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Re: xampp 1.7.3

Postby Sharley » 18. January 2011 02:22

The link to the davidw post for others to follow is:
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=43985

Thanks and good luck with your swagging - an Australian term for going to sleep in the open Bush. :)
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Re: xampp 1.7.3

Postby bluesguy » 18. January 2011 22:47

Ahhh, wag is a wild ass guess, swag is a scientific wild ass guess. live and learn!!

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