Add GUI xampp control panel on ubuntu

If you have install and configure xampp on ubuntu or any other linux distribution you might have use terminal for various operation like start and stopping lampp. However Xampp on windows have some graphical interface for this operation. You can simply add graphical user interface for xampp in ubuntu with few codes and tricks. Adding graphical interface gives you flexibility as well as provide simplicity to use the program if you find yourself uneasy messing with the command. therefore here is the quick tutorial to add graphical user interface for xampp on ubuntu.

1. Open the terminal and paste tde following code

sudo gedit ~/.local/share/applications/xampp-control-panel.desktop

2. The text editor will open simply paste tde following code to the text editor and save it

[Desktop Entry] 
Comment=Start and Stop XAMPP 
Name=XAMPP Control Panel 
Exec=gksudo pytdon /opt/lampp/share/xampp-control-panel/ 
Name[en_CA]=XAMPP Control Panel 
Comment[en_CA]=Start and Stop XAMPP 

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Install xampp in ubuntu

Xampp is an application that helps to run local server in your computer.It is a tedious method to install Apache web server add MYSQL, php, perl and other application. There xampp has all the stuff in one package. Therefore xampp make it easy to install all these package from a single application. Xampp is available for all the format including windows , mac and solaris. In compare to windows and mac the installation of xampp is a bit complicated in linux. If you are searching for lampp. you are in right place because xampp is previously called lampp. To begin the installation download xampp from official website. or download via terminal.


After downloading place the file in desktop. Don't extract the file. Put as you have downloaded it.

Step1: login into root directory

To install the xampp you have to log in into the root directory to log into root directory run the following command into terminal one by one

cd Desktop
(Make sure the initial letter of Desktop is capital)
sudo -s

Xampp Ubuntu

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Install VLC media player for Ubuntu

Graphical Way

Open Synaptic application

Click on System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager.
In Settings -> Repositories, make sure you have an universe repository activated.
Search for vlc and install it, as well as vlc-plugin-pulse. You may also want to install mozilla-plugin-vlc.
If you are interested in streaming or transcoding, you should additionnally install libavcodec-extra-52 from a multiverse repository.

Install vlc in ubuntu via package manager

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