I was trying to install xampp 1.6.4 on ubuntu 7.10: I first changed the permissions of /opt/lampp/var/mysql folder with
sudo chown -R nobody.admin mysql/
sudo chmod -R ug=rwX,o=rX mysql/
in order to create a permanent socket with mysql as described in another discussion of this forum
after I changed lampp file replacing 'arch' with 'uname-r', as described in http://community.apachefriends.org/f/viewtopic.php?t=26601
sudo /opt/lampp/lampp start : all ok. All services are up but not mysql
sudo /opt/lampp/lampp stop : I'cant kill those services and localhost still responds. what was wrong with my configuration? Any ideas?