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I have a problem with my xampp that's installed on Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit.

After successfully installing my xampp server, I do get access to the lampp server which further indicates that the mysql database is running.

But when I click the xampp status, it's indicated the mysql database is deactivated. Also my phpmyadmin show this error:The server is not responding (or the local server's socket is not correctly configured).

This has been the problem with me for the past 72 hours and I am still struggling with how to make it activated?

Can anyone help me with this?

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How did you install server? Did you customize anything after setup? Provide more information about your installation process. – Nabil Feb 15 '14 at 6:01
Waw thanks for your input, now phpmyadmin is responding fine. It seems I have another constrain; I normally lunch my apache2 through this command:"/opt/lampp/lampp start" just of recent, I can't see the directive any more. the directive "/lampp" is no where to be seen? Also I search all roots but I can't see folder lampp on my ubuntu 12.04 laptop. If i try to reinstall the xampp it pups me the features are running fine but I can't able to lunch any of it. Any ideas appreciate. – sedat Mar 9 '14 at 22:18

Try to start mysql server through command line.

sudo service mysql start


sudo /etc/init.d/mysql start
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I meet the same problem. I already tried the above two solutions.The terminal shows me "start: Job is already running: mysql" but when I check the status of MySQL in "localhost/xampp/index.php";, it is still deactivated. How to fix it? – Casper LI Dec 28 '14 at 12:56
use command "kill" to stop the server process that working in background and try the above command again – JOGOOL Jan 7 '15 at 20:47

Mysql was not activated. The following commands helped me fix it. Stop xampp using the command

/opt/lampp/lampp stop

Restart it with

/opt/lampp/lampp start
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