I installed LAMP manually using the various components through the ".tar.gz" packages available online on my Linux mint 13 cinnamon editon
....but after everything ( apache2.4.2 was working , mysql was working ) the lone thing that was left to check was PHP5 ...i made a test.php file to check the configurations of php but insteas it showed me my own code <?php phpinfo(); ?>
.........out of this frustration i asked for help online and various people suggested me help.ubuntu.com/community/ApacheMySQLPHP
and i used tasksel to install my LAMP components again (without removing the previous installation).....but after following everything the problem seems to persist ....now my apache is working but when i point it to show my localhost/test.php
it gives me a 404 not found
Probably i would ask people here to either assist me in combating this issue or either tell me how to uninstall the components installed by both manual installation
and make new start again in installing these components ....
Thanks in advance !!!