Sorry to introduce myself by posting a problem, but after installing xampp on Ubuntu 8.04, I've hit a few snags.
After downloading the tar file, I first ran the tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.7.3a.tar.gz -C /opt command using sudo. Everything seemed to go well, but I received this message at the end of the process:
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
I went ahead and followed the rest of the installation and configuration steps on this page: http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-linux.html
When I tried to open the xampp console in a web browser by entering http://localhost in the address bar, all I can see is black text against a white background saying "It works!"
The only clue I have is when I started xampp, one of the messages I got was "XAMPP: Another web server daemon is already running."
I have no idea what other web server daemon is running or how to find out what it is.
Any help would be appreciated.