Error starting "XAMPP stack

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Error starting "XAMPP stack

Postby eccarreon » 07. July 2017 16:40

I downloaded XAMPP-VM 7.1.6 and i got this error while starting XAMPP "Error starting "XAMPP stack" on Show Details, i got "cannot calculate MAC address: Unable to create VM (-85377018)". Can you please help me?
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Re: Error starting "XAMPP stack

Postby Lost in Cyber Space » 09. July 2017 08:28

I'm having the same problem also,

Latest version of Xampp VM and on imac mid 2014 using Sierra 10.12.5.

also i am using the app from the dock ( it's pinned there )

Other then that everything is pretty much standard.

Regards.
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Re: Error starting "XAMPP stack

Postby Lost in Cyber Space » 10. July 2017 09:49

Lost in Cyber Space wrote:I'm having the same problem also,

Latest version of Xampp VM and on imac mid 2014 using Sierra 10.12.5.

also i am using the app from the dock ( it's pinned there )

Other then that everything is pretty much standard.

Regards.


The above is actually a 2010 imac not 2014 - lol i wish!
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Re: Error starting "XAMPP stack

Postby Beltran » 10. July 2017 11:27

Hi,

We are looking into it, it seems a specific error for OS X Sierra, it works properly in newer OS X versions.
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Re: Error starting "XAMPP stack

Postby Nobbie » 10. July 2017 13:40

Beltran wrote:it seems a specific error for OS X Sierra, it works properly in newer OS X versions.


????

OS X Sierra already is the newest version and finally its not called OSX anymore, but "macOS" instead.
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Re: Error starting "XAMPP stack

Postby Beltran » 11. July 2017 16:12

You are right, I was originally preparing a different response and it seems I ended up mixing them.

As we could not reproduce the issue on older OS X versions, we originally thought it may be related to your Sierra version, but on closer inspection to your hardware information, it is more likely to be related to an old CPU:

https://apple.stackexchange.com/questio ... -framework

Could you check the output of executing the command mentioned in the thread?

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 sysctl kern.hv_support


If it outputs something like:

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 kern.hv_support: 0


That would confirm is about a non-supported CPU.

Regarding OS X versus macOS, you are also right. I tend to forget it when referring to it, I guess you could call me old fashioned :)
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Re: Error starting "XAMPP stack

Postby Lost in Cyber Space » 12. July 2017 02:35

Hi - Thanks i have done what you asked and the output was kern.hv_support: 0

Hope this helps.
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Re: Error starting "XAMPP stack

Postby Nobbie » 12. July 2017 08:22

Lost in Cyber Space wrote:Hope this helps.


Yes and no.

Yes: it helps to clarify the problem (unsupported CPU)
No: it means, that your Mac cannot use this Xampp stack, which is based on a virtual machine which requires a newer CPU than yours. You have to install the "normal" Xampp OSX release instead.
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Re: Error starting "XAMPP stack

Postby Lost in Cyber Space » 12. July 2017 09:28

Oh well at lest we have a answer to the problem for myself and others.
I have used the "normal" one before and it does work well on my mac but i just wanted to run it more like production.

Thanks to all.
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Re: Error starting "XAMPP stack

Postby TwinkleTwink » 19. July 2017 02:49

Glad to know this is the problem. I have the same issue on MacOS 10.12.5 Sierra on a 2010 Macbook Pro.

So how do we completely uninstall XAMPP-VM, since it doesn't appear to come with an uninstaller?
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Re: Error starting "XAMPP stack

Postby Beltran » 19. July 2017 07:51

You can remove XAMPP from "/Applications" folder and the data (logs, VMs,..) from the "~/.bitnami" folder. I hope it helps.
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