XAMPP - Is there a problem with 64 bit machines [SOLVED]

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XAMPP - Is there a problem with 64 bit machines [SOLVED]

Postby mightec » 07. January 2012 08:42

I am looking to run a local server and database for using Joomla locally on my computer.

I have installed XAMPP using the installer and the control panel shows that that all is running. however when I click phpMyAdmin I get a #2002 error message.
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Re: XAMPP - Is there a problem with 64 bit machines

Postby Sharley » 07. January 2012 08:46

Open in your text editor \xampp\mysql\bin\my.ini file and remove the # from in front of this line so it looks like this
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bind-address="127.0.0.1"
Save the file and restart MySQL.

Now try phpMyAdmin again.

Also make sure that this is the first line after the comments in your C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\HOSTS file
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127.0.0.1 localhost
Add it if not.
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Re: XAMPP - Is there a problem with 64 bit machines

Postby mightec » 07. January 2012 09:03

Hi
I cannot see my.ini in \xampp\mysql\bin\my.ini file, although I do have Folder Option set to show hidden files.

C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\HOSTS file is OK.
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Re: XAMPP - Is there a problem with 64 bit machines

Postby Sharley » 07. January 2012 09:06

You need to show files with known file extensions also in your Windows folder configuration.

Remove the tick in the box next to Hide extensions for known file types.
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Re: XAMPP - Is there a problem with 64 bit machines

Postby mightec » 07. January 2012 09:16

Sharley wrote:You need to show files with known file extensions also in your Windows folder configuration.

Remove the tick in the box next to Hide extensions for known file types.


How do I show files with known file extensions in the Windows folder configuration? The Hide extensions for known file types is unchecked.

In the XAMPP control panel shows MySQL as deactivated?
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Re: XAMPP - Is there a problem with 64 bit machines

Postby Sharley » 07. January 2012 09:22

You may have issues with the XAMPP installer version that sometimes gives issues with some Windows installations.

Try uninstalling XAMPP again then install using a different method by following closely the instructions in this post:
viewtopic.php?p=179699#p179699


When and if you reinstall, you could use the version 3 control panel found in the xampp installation folder:
xampp-control-3-beta.exe

The very latest version download link is in my signature.
Simply extract all the files from the archive to the xampp installation folder and overwrite when asked.
Then right click the exe file to run as administrator and to create a shortcut to the desktop, for example, for easier access.

This version has a more informative log window than the older 2.5 version.
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Re: XAMPP - Is there a problem with 64 bit machines

Postby mightec » 07. January 2012 09:30

After removing xampp is it best to restart the computer?
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Re: XAMPP - Is there a problem with 64 bit machines

Postby Sharley » 07. January 2012 09:33

It won't do any harm to reboot the PC so you have a clean fresh start to use the zip method.
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Re: XAMPP - Is there a problem with 64 bit machines

Postby mightec » 07. January 2012 09:57

Sorry about this, but cannot quite understand the process or where the version 3 exe file is in your signature.
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Re: XAMPP - Is there a problem with 64 bit machines

Postby mightec » 07. January 2012 19:56

I have resolved my problem, I decided to upload XAMPP version 1.7.3 instaed of version 1/7/7 and everything went very well, now up and running with my local Joomla website. I would like to thank everyone that offered help.
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