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I've just installed a fairly vanilla LAMP stack on 12.10 (via apt-get install mysql-server phpmyadmin) on my laptop for development purposes.

I've enabled mod_userdir and restarted Apache, but trying to access a url under http://localhost/~username/ just gives me 403 Forbidden. Accessing http://localhost works fine.

I've installed similar setups lots of times on previous Ubuntu versions, but never come across this problem. Do I need to do something special to allow access?

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The solution was to do sudo chmod 711 /home/username as explained in this thread at Linux-Noob.com

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