I'm a Linux newbie, but have spent a couple of decades working under Windoze. I recently installed Ubuntu Linux ver. 8.04 from CD. I then downloaded XAMPP and installed it with no problems to speak of. However, after installing the XAMPP package, I followed the "Security" warning, and ran that script. I faithfully recorded all the passwords to the various packages that got them: XAMPP Pages, MySQL, MySQLAdmin, and the FTP thing. Nowhere during that process did it ask me for a username. After I successfully "securitized", I rebooted only to find that I could not start any of the new packages. The login window i got after going to the localhost in my browser rejects every variation of Username and Password I throw at it, including my superuser combination. Using my Superuser status, I went in and found the MySQLAdmin config scipt (opt/llampp/phpmyadmin/config.inc.php) and verified my password. I also saw two possibilities for a username, but neither of them made the combination work.
Does anyone have an idea how I should proceed?