Sometime strange thing happen to me with my machine. I use slackware for many years. And I have two machine with the same slackware version. With one maching I can install xampp fine. But in another one, can not. The error messege when running xampp with /opt/lampp/lampp start is Mysql can’t running.
It is because there’s another mysqld service running on my slackware 13.1. Heres is the result when I stop /etc/rc.d/rc.mysqld
(do it in root)
#ps x | grep mysql
# 3731 pts/1 S 0:00 /bin/sh /usr/bin/mysqld_safe –datadir=/var/lib/mysql –pid-file=/var/run/mysql/mysql.pid –skip-networking
So I stop the mysqld
Restart the lampp
The mysql should be working now.