Dark_angel, I finally had to turn to your suggestion to install XAMPP. I have had enough of this LAMP installation....just could not afford to waste any more time on LAMP installation. XAMPP took less than 2 minutes to install. How I wish I could have heeded to your advice in the first place! Anyway, better late than never, isnīt it?
BTW, I did try out your last suggestion (changes in the php.ini & httpd.conf files) but it didnīt make any difference. The presence of the line
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php
always makes FireFox prompt me to open the PHP files or download them & itīs absence just shows the source code in FireFox!
A few more questions please - now that I have installed XAMPP, can I uninstall Apache, PHP & MySQL which I had installed individually earlier? WIll that be safe? By safe, I mean uninstalling them shouldnīt prevent XAMPP from working properly. I noticed that XAMPP supports phpMyAdmin but nothing is given about MySQL Administrator. Does it support MySQL Administrator? I donīt think so. Finally to work with phpMyAdmin, do I have to install phpMyAdmin exclusively (from Software Media Manager)? I believe I have to!
Thanks a lot for extending so much help to me. You definitely have put in a lot of efforts to help me. Thanks a lot once again.