akhi akhi - 10 months ago 47
SQL Question

Couldn't start MySQL! while starting XAMPP.

I am new in Ubuntu, I installed XAMPP in my Ubuntu 10.04. When I start XAMPP it says MySQL couldn't start.

Here is my terminal ouput:

$ sudo /opt/lampp/lampp start
Starting XAMPP for Linux 1.8.0...
XAMPP: Starting Apache with SSL (and PHP5)...
XAMPP: Starting MySQL...
XAMPP: Couldn't start MySQL!
XAMPP: Starting ProFTPD...
XAMPP for Linux started.

And then as I go to
, I got stuck on the XAMPP splash-screen, nothing happens if I choose language.


I found the answer. First completly uninstall the lampp and then reinstall it. Before uninstalling, stop the lampp using the command:

/opt/lampp/lampp stop

and then uninstall/remove it using the command

rm -rf /opt/lampp

then reinstall it.