How to get Firefox to work with PHP development
Well, I hope I can explain this without presenting a complicated mental excercise. I was having difficulty getting LAMP to install properly so I could begin using it. After several days of this and that I finally, I dusted off an old (slow) laptop I had. I Nuked Windows and installed Ubuntu 10-10 32 bit on it. Then I installed LAMP on it using a script from
On the old computer it worked perfectly. It showed how to included the libraries for Mysql and PHP which is key to making it work while some other scripts didn't address it.
Ok, so on the new computer which is dual core 64 bit HP laptop, I have it working as far as I can load a xxx.php file and it will execute correctly and access mysql using php calls. The problem I now have is as follows:
I have a parent page (html) when a user clicks on a send button it is supposed to bring up the xxx.php file.
I try to load my html page through the URL address box and a popup shows that says:
"You have chosen to open and html file -- What should firefox do with this file" and the drop down box offers Load into Firefox or save it. After selecting Load option, Mozilla changes the address from http://
As I said, on the old laptop it works perfectly without any popups or changing the address. I'm thinking that this problem on the new computer is probably something to do with the 64 bit and 32 bit versions of Mozilla.
If anyone can offer any help for this by all means please post or mail me.