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Lamp Server And Phpmyadmin Installation on UBUNTU

LAMP stands for Linux Apache MySql PHP server. It’s native to a Ubuntu Server edition install but has to be installed separately in a Ubuntu Desktop edition. In this tutorial, we will go through the steps to install the LAMP server on any Ubuntu Desktop edition PCs. I will also add the step of installation of phpmyadmin, a nice tool for PHP newbies for dealing with the MySql database. The following tutorial is relevant for installation on Ubuntu Hardy (8.04), Intrpid (8.14), Jaunty (9.04), Karmic (9.14) and Lucid (10.04)

LAMP-Server installation

The canonical maintains the latest LAMP and phpmyadmin builds on its servers. So the first step is to install the LAMP server via aptitude. Type this at command line:

sudo apt-get install lamp-server^

Note the “^” has to be there.

During the process of installation, you will be prompted to setup the root password for MySql. Enter the password and hit OK (you can browse through the page navigation options by hitting Tab key).

Now the last step is to check that MySql database is correctly binded to the http://localhost. Type this in a Terminal:

cat /etc/hosts | grep localhost

You should see something like “ localhost” . This means that localhost is at IP

Now lets check that Mysql is correctly bound to this IP. Type this on Terminal:

cat /etc/mysql/my.cnf | grep bind-address

You should see soemthing like this bind-address =

If you dont see (or the IP for localhost that you saw when you did cat /etc/hosts | grep localhost ), then you will need to correct it (you can correct it by: gksudo gedit /etc/mysql/my.cnf )

This completes the LAMP server installation.
phpmyadmin installation

Now also install the phpmyadmin. Type this at command line:

sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-auth-mysql phpmyadmin

During the installation, you will be first prompted to select a web server for automatic configuration. I am putting this step in caps as most people goof it up (and later have problems with accessing phpmyadim via Apache). USE YOUR KEYBOARD’S SPACE-BAR FOR SELECTING APACHE2 AND THEN HIT ENTER .

After this, you will be asked to configure a new database called dbconfig-common . This being a new installation, use the Tab key to select Yes and then hit Enter .

Now, you will be asked to setup MySQL root password. Use the same root password for MySql that you created while doing LAMP installation. Then use Tab to highlight Ok and hit Enter .

After this, you will be prompted to setup a MySQL application password for phpmyadmin. Use the same root password for MySql that you created while doing LAMP installation. Hit Enter . Then confirm the password and again hit Enter . This will complete the phpmyadmin installation.
Test Apache webserver installation

Now you need to make sure that your webserver (Apache) is working correctly. Type this on a terminal:

firefox http://localhost .

You should see firfox web-browser display “It works!” in bold. This means that the Apache web-server is up and running.
Test PHP and phpmyadmin installations

OK, in ubuntu, the webserver looks at /var/www directory by default for any web-page accessed like this http://localhost/my_first_web_page.php . Of course “my_first_web_page.php” is just a file-name that I am using for demo to test php installation. You can use whatever file name you like (but retain the .php file extension).

So, now type this in a terminal:

gksudo gedit /var/www/my_first_web_page.php

(you can see my earlier blog on configuring gedit )

Copy-Paste the following lines into the text-editor gedit:


Save and close gedit. The reboot Apache webserver by typing this on Terminal:

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

After this, again type this on Terminal:

firefox http://localhost/my_first_web_page.php

You should see firefox diplaying info about php-engine. This means that the install went perfect for php.

Now again in the terminal, type this:

firefox http://localhost/phpmyadmin/

ou should see a web-page prompting you to enter user-name and password. Enter root as username and the password as the one you gave when doing MySql setup during LAMP server installation. You will be greeted my the phpmyadmin home screen. This means the phpmyadmin installation went perfect.
Uninstallation of LAMP server and phpmyadmin

Okay, so you bungled something when doing either installation or during active developemt and want to start aftersh. So here’s how to remove everything.

Removing LAMP server: Type on a Terminal:

sudo apt-get purge lamp-server^

Removing phpmyadmin: Type on Terminal:

sudo apt-get purge libapache2-mod-auth-mysql phpmyadmin



Configuring cisco AE 2500 with UBUNTU 10.04 and 12.04 LTS

Today, I was trying to install/configure CISCO AE2500 wireless adopter with my Ubuntu 10.04 and i faced several issues due to incompatibility of device and unavailability of Linux driver. After googling, i found a simple solution.


You need an ndiswrapper and device driver both you can download from here. [] Run the deb file and reboot your system. Hope you will find the wireless signals. I found this video quite helpful.


You can try with solution mentioned above. It was not working in my case. I configured cisco AE 2500 on my 12.04 UBUNTU machine as:

I had the exact same problem tonight but I was able to get it up and running…Below you will find how I did this

1) Go to and download the ndiswrapper-1.57.tar.gz
2) Download the AE2500 Driver for WINDOWS XP at…dapters/AE2500
3) UNZIP the AE2500 Driver ZIP package from CISCO and then transfer the unzipped folder and ndiswrapper-1.57.tar.gz to a thumbdrive
4) Mount said thumbdrive in your System, bring up terminal and find your thumbdrive (we will say it mounted as MYDRIVE)
5) Extract your file ndiswrapper-1.57.tar.gz file
*you@yourputer:/media/MYDRIVE$tar zxvf ndiswrapper-1.57.tar.gz*
6) Navigate to the new directory where ndiswrapper-1.57.tar.gz was unzipped to and run make uninstall followed by the make command, finally run the make install command
*you@yourputer:/media/MYDRIVE$cd ndiswrapper-1.57 *
*you@yourputer:/media/MYDRIVE/ndiswrapper-1.57$make uninstall*
*you@yourputer:/media/MYDRIVE/ndiswrapper-1.57$make *
*you@yourputer:/media/MYDRIVE/ndiswrapper-1.57$sudo make install
7) After this gets done executing we are ALMOST ready to make the driver work on Ubuntu we need to find the folder where the .inf and .sys files are (for the WINDOWS XP drivers)…lets assume on the Thumb drive under a folder named XP…navigate to that folder. Once there run the ndiswrapper -i driver.inf command. Then run ndiswrapper -l command, you should see your driver
*you@yourputer:/media/MYDRIVE$cd xp *
*you@yourputer:/media/MYDRIVE/xp$sudo ndiswrapper -i bcmwlhigh5.inf*
*you@yourputer:/media/MYDRIVE/xp$ndiswrapper -l *

8) FINALLY you will complete this last step to load your driver. Run the modprobe ndiswrapper command
*you@yourputer:/media/MYDRIVE/xp$sudo modprobe ndiswrapper

After completing step 8 my USB Adapter started working and I had a list of networks to connect to, connected to my home network and immediately posted my solution here for you to see. I hope this solution works for you, best of luck.