I installed lampp, and then i downloaded newest version of "joomla" and i unpacked it to


then i went to my browser and i opened this link : localhost/joomla so it opened the installation of joomla, then i chose language and went to the next page, in that page it showed me that the "output buffering is on and it should be off so i run this command on the terminal:

sudo gedit /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini

i opened php.ini and then i found this :

output buffering: 4096

i changed it to :

output buffering: off

then i saved php.ini and i refreshed the installation of joomla but output buffering was still on. how can i turn this off?

  • Have you seen this question? It answers your issue here and in the other question you posted. I've also asked a related question here, with a great answer from @Sergey that might help you Dec 20, 2012 at 15:12

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fixed it by restarting apache2, i simply ran this command:

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart


Take care when using a graphic interface application, you must use gksudo instead of sudo. So replace your command by:

gksudo gedit /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini
  • 2
    That's not true. sudo works totally fine, the only difference is, it asks for a password in the terminal.
    – kraxor
    Jul 11, 2014 at 18:33

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