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When I try to start Apache2 (apachectl start) the command prompt returns right away. But when I check the processes (ps ax) I can't find httpd. And when I try to hit the server from a browser I get "the page cannot be displayed" error. How can I figure out whats wrong and fix it?
Now that that's in the clear, I don't have any experience with Suse and/or OpenSuse, but I imagine there are logs in there also. Maybe even in the same location as most of the distros, nl. /var/log.
Can you have a look in there and check if there's a directory called apache or apache2, or httpd? Maybe there's even a httpd.log in the /var/log/ directory. Can you check what, if any, errors it contains? Also check /var/log/messages and /var/log/syslog for errors in regard to the httpd/apache process. Post any relevant information here please.
Thank you for the help. I was able to find the error_log file in /var/log/apache2 directory. And there was an error that indicated it was not able to create the httpd.pid file in /usr/local/apache2/logs directory because that directory didn't exist. So created the directory and everything seems to work fine now.