Can't start XAMPP

Problems with the Linux version of XAMPP, questions, comments, and anything related.

Postby slowmotion » 05. April 2008 09:00

....oopps... Did I do something stupid now?

eeepc-grodbol:/opt/lamp> /opt/lamp start
XAMPP: Starting XAMPP for Linux 1.6.6...
XAMPP: Starting Apache with SSL (and PHP5)...
XAMPP: Error 139! Couldn't start Apache!
XAMPP: Starting diagnose...
XAMPP: Sorry I've no idea what's going wrong.
XAMPP: Please contact our forum
XAMPP: Starting MySQL...
XAMPP: Starting ProFTPD...
XAMPP: - warning:unable to determine IP adress of 'eeepc-grodanbol'
- error: no valid servers configured
- Fatal: error processing configuration file 'opt/lampp/etc/proftpd.conf
XAMPP: Error1! Couln't (---misspelled? Very Happy ---) start ProFTPD!
XAMPP for Linux started.

Why so difficult to get stuff and install it? :cry:

I guess I just got Xandros on my eee PC.
I am pretty new at this. I read about the PHP and did some code in PHP and ran it on windows and I realize I need more tools to keep going.

My plan:
To use my new Eee PC with GPL-software to do all programming and testing without being connected to Internet. I have a 4GB Kingston memory and extra 8 GB SD HC to download/install stuff. I figure I need MySQL-database or similar, a PHP/PERL developer editor and Apache-webserver to simulate communication or similar.

Please guide me a bit!
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Postby Wiedmann » 05. April 2008 10:39

XAMPP: - warning:unable to determine IP adress of 'eeepc-grodanbol'

Add an ip adress (e.g. "") for the hostname "eeepc-grodanbol" to the file "/etc/hosts".
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Postby slowmotion » 05. April 2008 10:48

Will that solve the whole issue?
exactly how do I modify the file?
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Postby Nobbie » 05. April 2008 11:48

slowmotion wrote:Will that solve the whole issue?

You will tell us after - we dont have eee pc.

slowmotion wrote:exactly how do I modify the file?

With a text editor (like 'vi').
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Postby slowmotion » 06. April 2008 08:27

I righ clicked on the file in the filemanager and chose to open it as admin. The IP-adress was allready there.... So where is the software now? How do I run it from the desktop?
Why is this even an issue? Why could it not be simpler to install and run software? for example: Doubleclick on an execuabloe and then the icons get onto the desktop or a file list that is easily accessible.

Is there no Linuxversion out there that makes it easier?
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Postby slowmotion » 14. May 2008 16:43

Sorry guys/gals, I gave up. I decided to install Windows XP. I will wait for a userfriendly Linux OS to arrive.
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Works fine under Linux

Postby Charongra » 12. June 2008 02:39

I can't speak for Eee PC or Xandros but under Xubuntu Hardy, LAMPP runs fine on my crappy old Dell Dimension 3000 with 256 Megs of RAM.

SlowMotion's right, though, about LAMPP not creating desktop icons. To create your own links, they should look something like this:

gksu /opt/lampp/lampp start
and, of course
gksu /opt/lampp/lampp stop

but that doesn't seem to have anything to do with SM's problem.
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