The firewall (assuming iptables) should make no difference AFAIK.
You should use su or sudo for these explorations:
A. - have you looked in the Apache error log? (opt/lampp/logs/error_log)
B. - the hosts file is found in the root of the filesystem under /etc usually.
This should let you take a look - (or you can use an editor if you want to make changes)
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C. - you may want to try a different browser (or turn off the Google browser suggestions) so you can get to the 'real error message' whihc might be a 403 or 404.
Depending on the linux desktop installed you might have Firefox or Konqueror available. In Google Settings > Advanced, these are what you want to turn off to keep Larry & Sergey from making you nuts when debugging:Use a web service to help resolve navigation errors
Use a prediction service to help complete searches and URLs typed in the address bar
D. Although the 'It Works' looks promising, you should be re-directed to the XAMPP Welcome Page when XAMPP/lampp is working correctly.
E. Is the owner of the /opt/lampp hierarchy nobody:root? If its root:root, your logged in Linux user will pull a 403 or 404 usually.
Good Luck with XAMPP -