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This is an important tutorial on how to install and completely configure XAMPP to run without problems on Ubuntu Linux.

  1. How to Install XAMPP on Ubuntu Linux
  2. Step 2: Change the Owner to Your Own Linux Account
  3. Step 3: Browser Configuration in XAMPP
  4. Step 4: Configure Linux XAMPP Security
  5. Step 5: Test Your Overall Installation Process
By: Codex-M
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May 05, 2010

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You are almost finished! You need to double-check your XAMPP installation using the process below.

1. Clear your entire browsing history and cache. In Firefox: Tools - Clear Recent History - set to "Everything" and check all options available. Then click "Clear Now."

2. Visit http://localhost, and log in with your XAMPP username/password that you configured in the earlier section. If you are able to log in without error, your login configuration is correct.

3. Click the phpMyAdmin link again in the XAMPP menu. You should now be able to see the phpMyAdmin login page since you already changed the ownership of the config.inc.php file in the earlier section. Try logging in with your MySQL username and password. You should not see any errors.

Important: the MySQL database in phpMyAdmin has two accounts, one with pma as the usename, while the other uses root as the username. Both are accessible using the same passwords.

If you were successful in this step, congratulations. You have completely installed and configured XAMPP to run in Ubuntu under your own username. If your computer is configured to have a Windows XP dual boot with Ubuntu, you can create a backup of your Windows-based XAMPP htdocs files to your Linux XAMPP htdocs, with its corresponding databases.

Important: do not overwrite or delete these following important default files inside your htdocs:

  • webalizer
  • xampp
  • favicon.ico
  • index.php

They are installed by default and needed for normal operation.

Tip: To start XAMPP automatically after any reboot or computer restart (as in Windows), follow the procedure below.

1. Launch the Linux terminal and log in in as root.

2. Enter the following commands one after another:

sudo ln -s /opt/lampp/lampp /etc/init.d/lampp
sudo update-rc.d -f lampp defaults

Please refer here for details: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=476403

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