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beginning_php thread: "A device attached to the system is not functioning," cont.


Message #1 by "Mae Shell" <mae@m...> on Wed, 23 Jan 2002 00:03:59
Continuing the message I posted earlier, regarding the message "A 

device attached to the system is not functioning" that I get when I try to 

test my installation of PHP/PWS on Window 98. 



Here's what I've done so far regarding troubleshooting the 

installation.



-I have manually configured regedit because the instructions in the 

book did not work (I got the info on how to do this from an earlier 

post). 



-I re-copied my .dll files as explained in the book, to be sure that they 

all got where they are supposed to be. 



-I've checked Personal Web Manager several times, before each 

restart after I changed other settings, to be sure that it's configured 

properly (according to the book). 



-I have re-created the phpinfo.php file in Notepad using quotation 

marks around the title AND selecting "all files" before saving to be 

sure that the file does not get saved as phpinfo.php.txt.



-I renamed the php.ini.dist file as php.ini, and configured it according 

to the book.



-At the suggestion of Nikolai, I went back into php.ini and put the 

semi-colon back in front of the one extension that the book said to 

remove it from (extension=php_gd.dll).



Nothing I've done so far has resulted in a functional install of PHP! 

Any suggestions are most welcome!
Message #2 by "Robert Laframboise" <robert.laframboise@r...> on Tue, 22 Jan 2002 20:12:08 -0500
I found a great site through this message board, simple install, a true

development platform, all the help you need.

http://foxserv.linuxmax.net/portal.php



good luck,



robbie

----- Original Message -----

From: "Mae Shell" <mae@m...>

To: "beginning php" <beginning_php@p...>

Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2002 12:03 AM

Subject: [beginning_php] "A device attached to the system is not

functioning," cont.





> Continuing the message I posted earlier, regarding the message "A

> device attached to the system is not functioning" that I get when I try to

> test my installation of PHP/PWS on Window 98.

>

> Here's what I've done so far regarding troubleshooting the

> installation.

>

> -I have manually configured regedit because the instructions in the

> book did not work (I got the info on how to do this from an earlier

> post).

>

> -I re-copied my .dll files as explained in the book, to be sure that they

> all got where they are supposed to be.

>

> -I've checked Personal Web Manager several times, before each

> restart after I changed other settings, to be sure that it's configured

> properly (according to the book).

>

> -I have re-created the phpinfo.php file in Notepad using quotation

> marks around the title AND selecting "all files" before saving to be

> sure that the file does not get saved as phpinfo.php.txt.

>

> -I renamed the php.ini.dist file as php.ini, and configured it according

> to the book.

>

> -At the suggestion of Nikolai, I went back into php.ini and put the

> semi-colon back in front of the one extension that the book said to

> remove it from (extension=php_gd.dll).

>

> Nothing I've done so far has resulted in a functional install of PHP!

> Any suggestions are most welcome!




$subst('Email.Unsub').



Message #3 by "Todd Prouty" <toddprouty@i...> on Thu, 24 Jan 2002 03:54:31
I haven't tried the Foxserv package, but I know of another great 

solution. It uses one FREE simple installer (for any flavor of Windows) 

and includes an Apache server (much better & more secure than IIS/PWS), 

PHP, MySQL (and I think PostegreSQL also) and some useful utilities. It's 

from an open source supporter, so they make their money on the support 

and documentation. Check it out... worked like a charm for me. Never did 

get the one in the book working.



http://www.abriasoft.com/products/product16.php



Good luck,



Todd



> I found a great site through this message board, simple install, a true

> development platform, all the help you need.

> http://foxserv.linuxmax.net/portal.php

> 

> good luck,

> 

> robbie

> ----- Original Message -----

> From: "Mae Shell" <mae@m...>

> To: "beginning php" <beginning_php@p...>

> Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2002 12:03 AM

> Subject: [beginning_php] "A device attached to the system is not

> functioning," cont.

> 

> 

> > Continuing the message I posted earlier, regarding the message "A

> > device attached to the system is not functioning" that I get when I 

try to

> > test my installation of PHP/PWS on Window 98.

> >

> > Here's what I've done so far regarding troubleshooting the

> > installation.

> >

> > -I have manually configured regedit because the instructions in the

> > book did not work (I got the info on how to do this from an earlier

> > post).

> >

> > -I re-copied my .dll files as explained in the book, to be sure that 

they

> > all got where they are supposed to be.

> >

> > -I've checked Personal Web Manager several times, before each

> > restart after I changed other settings, to be sure that it's 

configured

> > properly (according to the book).

> >

> > -I have re-created the phpinfo.php file in Notepad using quotation

> > marks around the title AND selecting "all files" before saving to be

> > sure that the file does not get saved as phpinfo.php.txt.

> >

> > -I renamed the php.ini.dist file as php.ini, and configured it 

according

> > to the book.

> >

> > -At the suggestion of Nikolai, I went back into php.ini and put the

> > semi-colon back in front of the one extension that the book said to

> > remove it from (extension=php_gd.dll).

> >

> > Nothing I've done so far has resulted in a functional install of PHP!

> > Any suggestions are most welcome!




> $subst('Email.Unsub').

> 

Message #4 by Mae Shell <mae@m...> on Thu, 24 Jan 2002 01:12:30 -0500
Todd,



Thanks for the advice. I actually ended up using NuSphere's installation of

PHP/MySQL/Apache after wasting two days trying to get the book's

instructions to work. I still can't get the phpinfo() function to work, but

all my other PHP code runs fine.



-Mae





on 1/24/02 3:54 AM, Todd Prouty at toddprouty@i... wrote:



> I haven't tried the Foxserv package, but I know of another great

> solution. It uses one FREE simple installer (for any flavor of Windows)

> and includes an Apache server (much better & more secure than IIS/PWS),

> PHP, MySQL (and I think PostegreSQL also) and some useful utilities. It's

> from an open source supporter, so they make their money on the support

> and documentation. Check it out... worked like a charm for me. Never did

> get the one in the book working.

> 

> http://www.abriasoft.com/products/product16.php

> 

> Good luck,

> 

> Todd

> 

>> I found a great site through this message board, simple install, a true

>> development platform, all the help you need.

>> http://foxserv.linuxmax.net/portal.php

>> 

>> good luck,

>> 

>> robbie

>> ----- Original Message -----

>> From: "Mae Shell" <mae@m...>

>> To: "beginning php" <beginning_php@p...>

>> Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2002 12:03 AM

>> Subject: [beginning_php] "A device attached to the system is not

>> functioning," cont.

>> 

>> 

>>> Continuing the message I posted earlier, regarding the message "A

>>> device attached to the system is not functioning" that I get when I

> try to

>>> test my installation of PHP/PWS on Window 98.

>>> 

>>> Here's what I've done so far regarding troubleshooting the

>>> installation.

>>> 

>>> -I have manually configured regedit because the instructions in the

>>> book did not work (I got the info on how to do this from an earlier

>>> post).

>>> 

>>> -I re-copied my .dll files as explained in the book, to be sure that

> they

>>> all got where they are supposed to be.

>>> 

>>> -I've checked Personal Web Manager several times, before each

>>> restart after I changed other settings, to be sure that it's

> configured

>>> properly (according to the book).

>>> 

>>> -I have re-created the phpinfo.php file in Notepad using quotation

>>> marks around the title AND selecting "all files" before saving to be

>>> sure that the file does not get saved as phpinfo.php.txt.

>>> 

>>> -I renamed the php.ini.dist file as php.ini, and configured it

> according

>>> to the book.

>>> 

>>> -At the suggestion of Nikolai, I went back into php.ini and put the

>>> semi-colon back in front of the one extension that the book said to

>>> remove it from (extension=php_gd.dll).

>>> 

>>> Nothing I've done so far has resulted in a functional install of PHP!

>>> Any suggestions are most welcome!




>> $subst('Email.Unsub').

>> 

> 




> 



Message #5 by "Todd Prouty" <toddprouty@i...> on Thu, 24 Jan 2002 13:23:03
Mae,



That's really odd. I've never heard of that. However, I'm by no means a 

PHP expert. Just working my way through the book myself. Knowing that 

AbriaSoft's Merlin Server is working great for me, my best suggestion is 

to uninstall NuSphere's package and install that. If you're not too 

worried about phpinfo.php not working, though, you could just stick with 

what you have... who knows if problems will show up in the future, though.



If you do go with Merlin Server, I hope you have access to a high speed 

connection... it's around 45 MB, I think.



Todd







> Todd,

> 

> Thanks for the advice. I actually ended up using NuSphere's 

installation of

> PHP/MySQL/Apache after wasting two days trying to get the book's

> instructions to work. I still can't get the phpinfo() function to work, 

but

> all my other PHP code runs fine.

> 

> -Mae

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