Thanks for the reply.
I installed k12ltsp which is based on Fedora. I'm running it with a 1.3 ghz AMD processor w/128 mb ram.
I installed thr rpms using the terminal. It probably be useful to know my goal is to install moodle on it.
I've got a brand new install now. I just reformatted and reinstalled after corrupting my original install with bad LAMPP installs. If I told it to start lampp it would tell me that Apache was already running. If I told it to shut down Apache it would tell me it was already shut down.
If I can fet Mysql and PHP and Mysqladmin running I'll be o.k. On the previous install I could get a page to open with http:localhost but I can't now with this new install. If I run http://127.0.0.1
I get error that "the connection was refused". This was from root user.
If I run locate mysql.sock I don't get any response.
If I run service mysqld start I get "mysqld: unrecognized service".
The same for apache and php start.
Is there another way to check if lampp is running? If it isn't running, whynot. How do I start them? The last time I installed xampp and it didn't seemed to work. Should I install xampp ?