XAMPP: Couldn't start MySQL!

Hello fellow Ubuntu’s!

*** I have Ubuntu 11.4***

After downloading XAMPP, I went to my Downloads. I then went to the Folder (xampp-linux-1.7.4.tar.gz) and right clicked on it. The options window opened, and I selected ‘Extract Here’! after doing so a Folder called lampp appeared.

The next step I did was open my Terminal and typed ( sudo nautilus / ). I pressed Enter and a window with a bunch Folders opened up. I selected, and opened the opt Folder. I then dragged the lampp Folder to the opt Folder.

The lampp Folder is now in the opt Folder. I right clicked on the lampp Folder and selected Properties, and then the Permissions tap. I set all 3 Folder access: -to- Create delete files and all 3 File access: -to- Read and write. I checked Allow executing file as program, and Apply Permissions to Enclosed Files button, then closed.

I went back to Terminal and typed ( sudo /opt/lampp/lampp start ) and pressed Enter. Everything is working fine execpt MySQL!

Starting XAMPP for Linux 1.7.4...
XAMPP: Starting Apache with SSL (and PHP5)...
XAMPP: Starting MySQL...
XAMPP: Couldn't start MySQL!
XAMPP: Starting ProFTPD...
XAMPP for Linux started.

I don’t know if it makes any difference but I do have Netbeans IDE 7.0 php installed and I’ve only worked on html and CSS on it.

I appreciate any help that anyone can give me!

Thank You!