Yesterday I started this post but since StackExchange's login system is so strange, I can't seem to log into my account, even using the same exact email and password combo (just treating me as a whole new user). Anyways I'm referencing that post in this new question.
The answer that @Patches gave me was very thorough and helpful, however when I ran the netstat I saw nothing like @Patches described. I saw no tcp/www record on port 80; in fact, my port 80 isn't being used at all! I've modified my httpd.conf several times, changing the
Listen directive to all sorts of values: 8080, 8081, 38, 984, etc. and I get the same error (see other post) every single time!!! Here's what my netstat dump looks like:
myUser@myMachine:/etc$ sudo netstat --tcp --udp --listening --program Active Internet connections (only servers) Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State PID/Program name tcp 0 0 localhost.localdo:mysql *:* LISTEN 1188/mysqld tcp 0 0 localhost.localdoma:ipp *:* LISTEN 1115/cupsd tcp6 0 0 myMachine:ipp [::]:* LISTEN 1115/cupsd udp 0 0 *:mdns *:* 888/avahi-daemon: r udp 0 0 *:bootpc *:* 1770/dhclient udp 0 0 *:51367 *:* 888/avahi-daemon: r udp6 0 0 [::]:mdns [::]:* 888/avahi-daemon: r udp6 0 0 [::]:53539 [::]:* 888/avahi-daemon: r
So as you can see, no lighttpd or anything else listening on 80, 8080, or any of the other ports I mentioned trying.
Please help! About to abandon Linux altogether - on Windows I'd already have PHP and CodeIgniter up and running...