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I have installed Xampp .run file. and when I type

/opt/lampp/lampp start 

then it gives me a message like this

XAMPP: Starting Apache...fail.
XAMPP:  Another web server is already running.
XAMPP: Starting MySQL...ok.
XAMPP: Starting ProFTPD...ok.
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sudo: /etc/init.d/apache2: command not found when i am hit the command show like this –  hari Apr 7 at 12:08
Hi i faced the same issue and have tried mitch's solution to fix it, it works because i get this message on the terminal Starting Appache... Ok But while lampp started... I m not seeing how to use it. I m not seeing any lampp window on my computer –  Consultant SEO Apr 27 at 15:56

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You've already got a web server running on port 80. I see three viable choices:

  1. Move XAMPP's version of Apache to a different port
  2. Move whatever httpd is running on port 80 to another port (or remove it)
  3. Just install lamp-server^ (a real production stack) and stop messing around with XAMPP (which is really just a toy for Windows developers)
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I've moved the apache port and work. Thanks :) –  user1920428 Sep 2 '13 at 10:43

Try this:

Just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below:

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 stop
sudo /etc/init.d/mysql stop
sudo /etc/init.d/proftpd stop
sudo /opt/lampp/lampp start
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It works flawlessly! –  Rubens Mariuzzo Nov 4 '13 at 17:22
command not found. ubuntu 13.10 –  Gowtham Dec 21 '13 at 11:13
How did you install Apache? –  Mitch Dec 21 '13 at 11:20

Had the same problem, but these fixes didn't work for me. This post on the same forum solved my issues... I literally tried everything else :) Working great now though.

Cannot start XAMPP on Ubuntu 11.10

Thanks, hope this helps somebody.

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I had a same problem. I had the apache2 server installed.

sudo apt-get remove apache2

I removed the apache2 server. Run the xammp

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@PrasannaKumar Can you expand this further? What do you mean by "Run the xammp"? –  Eliah Kagan yesterday

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