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Old 03-21-2005, 03:26 PM   #1
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v9.2 Trying to get lamp going


For an experienced windows user like myself, I do not find Linux getting any easier. WebAdmin has been a big help.

Anyway, thanks for your patience. I am trying to get (l)amp up and running. I have Mandrake 9.2 installed. I haven't been able to find out if this includes (l)amp. I think it might have been an installation option when I installed a year + ago, and I picked it but I am not sure.

I then tried to install Xampp http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html. When I installed it I was told another web server and ftp server was running but XAMPP was starting.

When I go to http://localhost it seems to be advx.org and says the web server software on this machine is operational.

I have searched to see if there is a www root for the web server.

I have run EasyPhp on windows where I could run phpMyAdmin. How can I get the web server and php up and running? Should I uninstall Xampp?

Thank a lot for any advice.

Cheers, Tom.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 03:37 PM   #2
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Mandrake has apache, mysql and php in its packages and all you need to do is install the rpms and the php modules. The root for the webserver, should be in /var/www/html or /var/www/htdocs.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 04:19 PM   #3
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Re: v9.2 Trying to get lamp going

Quote:
Originally posted by boardtc
For an experienced windows user like myself, I do not find Linux getting any easier. WebAdmin has been a big help.
Usually because newbies are "fighting" Mandrake's way of doing things.

In turn this often happens to newbies not because they are doing anything wrong, but rather when they are stumped, the more experience users tend to give them somewhat generic (read far more complicated) advice than what is required.

The typical "compile your kernel" types of responses are rarely applicable and tend to make Mandrake tough work for someone new to Linux.

With the exception of errant hardware, Mandrake 10.1 does indeed make things FAR easier, and in many cases trivially so.


However hardware support in the kernel is always problematic due to vendors not cooperating.

The typical newbie rant when this happens is that Mandrake/Linux is not easy to use...


Eh, if your modem is not working, then it's usually the modem vendors fault for refusing to open up their specs. Heck the Linux developers are willing to do all the work for them in writing drivers... yet they still clam up.

With windows drivers the OEM's usually have to provide their own programmers...

sigh... when will they learn...



Anyway this leads to the problems people have with "it's a pain to get my modem/wifi/video/card reader/ethernet/sound" to work.

Where the specs are available, Linux quickly supports things, and makes it easy for the novice, as witnessed by the huge improvement in AC'97 support in the last release(s).


If you want to make Linux easier to use, the best thing you can do is to fire off a message to vendors such as

Broadcom (Horrible!)
Adaptec (bad)
Conexant (bad)
ATI (bad)
etc.
(and even Nvidia)

About both opening their specs & documentation, and supporting Linux.

If they hear from enough people they usually change their thinking....
 
Old 03-21-2005, 07:37 PM   #4
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interesting stuff thanks.

how can i find out what web server is runing? If apache and mysql are already installed?

Thanks, Tom.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 08:05 PM   #5
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Code:
$ps -aux
The proesses running will be listed and "httpd" is apache and "mysqld" is mysql.
 
  


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