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I installed Ubuntu and got the LAMP stack installed as well. The problem is I have to be connected to the internet for the local Apache webserver to work.

I changed the IP address on the dnshost, in the apache2.conf file, got the servername in the httpd.conf, which was empty.

Any ideas?

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Could you elaborate what "does not work" means exactly? Does it not start, does it simply not respond (what IPs/hostnames did you try)? Do any of the relevant error logs show anything noteworthy? – Alan Plum May 18 '10 at 15:08
Its chrome that has an issue with ubuntu. It says server not found when unplugged from network. – Jean May 19 '10 at 4:49
check your AllowOverride property in .htaccess ( change to All ) – ukanth May 19 '10 at 12:24

Does the server actually not run or does your browser just complain when you visit http://localhost in offline mode? Especially Firefox has an annoying tendancy to think that localhost is a remote server and needs to be kicked out of offline mode in order to be willing to attempt a connection.

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I use chrome, none of the browsers are offline though. – Jean May 18 '10 at 9:10

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