NEW to Ubuntu, New to Xampp
Brand new dual install of windows 7 and ubuntu 9.1
Followed an installation guide (http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-223410.html)
that installs by tarball then creates the xampp control panel entry via a gedit file in applications on desktop for a ubuntu 9.1 installation.
Before the menu file the xampp localhost page was fine but after adding this gedit file. I get a persistent redirect to http://localhost/xampp/slpah.php.
The control panel application DOES start/stop lampp but in firefox the localhost just parks on splash.php file. I click on english but nothing happens. (nothing happens on the other language choices too)
Cleared cache, rebooted. searched around google and apacheforum then finally broke down signed up for this forum to ask this question.
How do I get the localhost xampp running properly?
I just want to use xampp so that I can install joomla 1.5 and use on a localhost.
Can you suggest a good tutorial to install joomla running on xampp?
Really need help!!
Uninstalled xampp 1.7.3a, downloaded it again, installed again, same thing can't get past the splash page,
( I do do all the security stuff)
downloaded a different version 1.7.2 installed that same result
this time I did not do a reboot but just stopped and restarted lampp
same thing stuck on the splash page
should I delete it?? change the index.php file??
many thanks if someone can throw something at me!! I am at wit's end!