I installed Xampp for Ubuntu 12.04. I was able to reach the Xampp splash page/index page. Then, when I clicked on myphpadmin, it wasn't working and I would get an error page.

So instead I tried restarting my computer. After restart I assumed Apache had to be restarted. So, I went to opt/lampp and typed lampp start. Nothing happens and I just get the directory and cursor again in my terminal. Below is the snippet.

root@ubuntu:/opt/lampp# lampp start
lampp: command not found

Anyone have any clues?

Thank you!

  • what is the output for ls in the directory,:) – rɑːdʒɑ Sep 8 '13 at 4:20
  • how you have installed xampp ? – rɑːdʒɑ Sep 8 '13 at 4:21
up vote 7 down vote accepted

This is happen when you don't give the correct path for the script. You should start XAMPP using:

./lampp start


/opt/lampp/lampp start

If you are not logged as root, you can use:

sudo /opt/lampp/lampp start

And if you add your /opt/lampp directory to your PATH, after you can start it with:

sudo lampp start
  • Thank you very much. i needed the "./lampp start" to work. oh and btw phpmyadmin works now too. I jumped for joy. Thank you very much. Now i'm off to gettin Drupal working. Have a good day! – Daniel Miladinovich Sep 8 '13 at 4:27

I dont know how you have installed XAMPP in your Ubuntu , but I am giving the working way which I have tried personally in my Ubuntu PC.

just open your terminal and type as

wget http://www.apachefriends.org/download.php?xampp-linux-1.8.3-1-installer.run
chmod +x xampp-linux-1.8.3-1-installer.run

after finishing the execution , just do as

sudo  /opt/lampp/lampp start

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  • Thanks this worked. the issue was that i was neglecting the './' infront of lampp. – Daniel Miladinovich Sep 8 '13 at 4:26
  • @ZealotSveta glad to hear that. Enjoy Ubuntu. :) – rɑːdʒɑ Sep 8 '13 at 4:28

try this

sudo service mysql stop
sudo /opt/lampp/lampp restart

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