Issues getting MySQL to start with XAMPP

Discussion in 'Other Operating Systems' started by MorbosuS, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. MorbosuS

    MorbosuS Member

    Feb 26, 2004
    Co. Cork
    I have been unable to start MySQL using a guide like:

    I cant start anything which uses XAMP + MySQL because it cannot find the service. http://localhost/xampp status says MySQL is deactivated.

    XAMPP Status
    	MySQL database	 DEACTIVATED 		
    	Perl	 ACTIVATED 		
    	Common Gateway Interface (CGI)	 ACTIVATED 		
    	Server Side Includes (SSI)	 ACTIVATED 
    Yet when i start XAMPP this component says it is working:

    /opt/lampp/lampp start
    Starting XAMPP for Linux 1.6.6...
    XAMPP: Starting Apache with SSL (and PHP5)...
    XAMPP: Starting MySQL...
    XAMPP: Starting ProFTPD...
    XAMPP for Linux started.
    At first i thought it was the firewall so i changed iptables:

    #allow MySQL Default port:
    iptables -A TRUSTED -i eth0 -p tcp -m tcp --dport 3306 -j ACCEPT
    However this does not seem to affect the situation.
    Moreover the configuration file for mySQL in /opt/lampp/etc/my.cnf
    is the same as the default configuration file.

    I should be able to use a content creation program like joomla to create a database.

    Pre-installation check for Joomla! 1.5.3 Production/Stable [ Vahi ] 22-April-2008 22:00 GMT:
    If any of these items is not supported (marked as No) your system does not match the minimum requirements necessary. Please take the appropriate actions to correct the errors. Failure to do so could lead to your Joomla! installation not functioning correctly.
    PHP Version >= 4.3.10 	Yes  
    - Zlib Compression Support 	Yes  
    - XML Support 	Yes  
    - MySQL Support 	Yes  
    MB Language is Default 	Yes  
    MB String Overload Off 	Yes  
    configuration.php Writable 	Yes  
    An Error has occurred!:
    Could not connect to the database. Connector returned number: Unable to connect to the database:Could not connect to MySQL
    I am assuming this problem traces back to XAMPP not starting MySQL or there is some step to be done before all of this to configure mySQL which is not mentinoned in any tutorials i have found so far.
  2. OP

    MorbosuS Member

    Feb 26, 2004
    Co. Cork
    update: it seems to all be related to permissions. I reinstalled XAMPP and its fine. Looking at posts on various forum all related to issues to do with permissions. I solved about 10 and still had issues starting MySQL.

    update: 2 days later and the problem has not occured again since i reinstalled XAMPP. I dont know enough about what was going on to work out what was wrong however i am happy the problem cleared up.
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2008

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