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    Red face xampp installation redirecting to splash.php

    NEW to Ubuntu, New to Xampp
    Brand new dual install of windows 7 and ubuntu 9.1
    Followed an installation guide (http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-223410.html)

    that installs by tarball then creates the xampp control panel entry via a gedit file in applications on desktop for a ubuntu 9.1 installation.

    Before the menu file the xampp localhost page was fine but after adding this gedit file. I get a persistent redirect to http://localhost/xampp/slpah.php.

    The control panel application DOES start/stop lampp but in firefox the localhost just parks on splash.php file. I click on english but nothing happens. (nothing happens on the other language choices too)
    Cleared cache, rebooted. searched around google and apacheforum then finally broke down signed up for this forum to ask this question.
    How do I get the localhost xampp running properly?

    I just want to use xampp so that I can install joomla 1.5 and use on a localhost.
    Can you suggest a good tutorial to install joomla running on xampp?
    Last edited by dawemmy; April 11th, 2010 at 11:44 AM. Reason: add infomation

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    Re: xampp installation redirecting to splash.php

    Really need help!!
    Uninstalled xampp 1.7.3a, downloaded it again, installed again, same thing can't get past the splash page,
    ( I do do all the security stuff)

    downloaded a different version 1.7.2 installed that same result
    this time I did not do a reboot but just stopped and restarted lampp
    same thing stuck on the splash page
    should I delete it?? change the index.php file??
    many thanks if someone can throw something at me!!

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    Re: xampp installation redirecting to splash.php

    Same thing here.

    Glad it's not just my computer. I had a stressful time getting this far : P

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    Re: xampp installation redirecting to splash.php

    Look in apaches error.log
    in terminal
    Code:
     nano /var/log/apache2/error.log
    or use the gnome-system-log. Alt+F2 then enter gnome-system-log

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    Re: xampp installation redirecting to splash.php

    Post the contents of your index.php file. Not sure what directory structure XAMP uses. If you had used the conventional LAMP installation, the file would be in /var/www.

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    Re: xampp installation redirecting to splash.php

    Here's my Index.php:
    Code:
    <?php
    	if (!empty($_SERVER['HTTPS']) && ('on' == $_SERVER['HTTPS'])) {
    		$uri = 'https://';
    	} else {
    		$uri = 'http://';
    	}
    	$uri .= $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'];
    	header('Location: '.$uri.'/xampp/');
    	exit;
    ?>
    Something is wrong with the XAMPP installation :-(
    This was on a fresh install btw. And does it on both my Computers.

    Thanks.

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    Re: xampp installation redirecting to splash.php

    The redirect to splash.php relates to the fact that xampp can't write to the lang.tmp file where it stores your language selection - /opt/lampp/htdocs/xampp/lang.tmp

    My issue was related to the fact that I'd changed the user:group that apache runs as and therefore it couldn't write to the file.

    By default apache runs as the nobody user so try changing the ownership of lang.tmp to nobody.

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    Re: xampp installation redirecting to splash.php

    Quote Originally Posted by fenstrat View Post
    The redirect to splash.php relates to the fact that xampp can't write to the lang.tmp file where it stores your language selection - /opt/lampp/htdocs/xampp/lang.tmp

    My issue was related to the fact that I'd changed the user:group that apache runs as and therefore it couldn't write to the file.

    By default apache runs as the nobody user so try changing the ownership of lang.tmp to nobody.
    I had the same problem as the OP - I'm confirming that your solution worked for me, thanks a bunch.

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    Re: xampp installation redirecting to splash.php

    Hello Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fenstrat View Post
    The redirect to splash.php relates to the fact that xampp can't write to the lang.tmp file where it stores your language selection - /opt/lampp/htdocs/xampp/lang.tmp.
    I have a similar problem, purpose in my case, I did not file /opt/lampp/htdocs/xampp/lang.tmp !!

    I edit /opt/lampp/htdocs/index.php :
    PHP Code:
    <?php
        
    if (!empty($_SERVER['HTTPS']) && ('on' == $_SERVER['HTTPS'])) {
            
    $uri 'https://';
        } else {
            
    $uri 'http://';
        }
        
    $uri .= $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'];
        
    header('Location: '.$uri.'/xampp/');
        exit;
    ?>
    Something is wrong with the XAMPP installation :-(
    Should I uninstall to re-install?

    I run with Xamp-linux-1.7.3a
    Last edited by laurentq45; June 30th, 2010 at 11:16 AM. Reason: More information

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    Talking Re: xampp installation redirecting to splash.php

    Yes, the Solution worked for me as well. I was running with same problem & i just changed the ownership of /opt/lampp/htdocs/xampp/lang.tmp & it works. Thanks a lot

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