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From Jaqui Greenlees <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache on Xubuntu problem
Date Sat, 22 Jul 2006 07:40:51 GMT

--- Rick Hogg <> wrote:

> Hello,
> Newbie question here, but whenever I try to run
> Apache
> in Xubuntu Linux, using the command "sudo
> /etc/init.d/apache2 start" I get the following
> error:
> apache2: Could not determine the server's fully
> qualified domain name, using for
> ServerName
> (13)Permission denied: make_sock: could not bind to
> address [::]:80
> no listening sockets available, shutting down
> Unable to open logs
> The Xubuntu forum says to use
> "nano /etc/hostname" then "hostname --file
> /etc/hostname" but that breaks my installation with
> this error:
> "sudo: unable to lookup rick-desktop.local via
> gethostbyname()"

and the name rick-desktop.local is a registered domain
name in the dns system?
if not, edit the httpd.conf and specify a FQDN for
apache to work with, or specify it's only available on
a specifc ip address, such as loopback of
instead of whichever ip address the network interface

> How can I get Apache up and running?
> Thanks in advance!

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