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Discussion in 'xLights (Nutcracker)' started by ChrisB, Dec 9, 2012.

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    ChrisB New Elf

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    Problem is something with wamp server. I downloaded it but i cant open it. Everytime i double click on pink desktop icon it pops up with do you allow this change to be made to your computer. I hit yes and it soesnt do anything. Tried running as administrator and still nothing. Any help would be appreciated. Chris
     
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    Start WAMP with "run as Administator" and see if that resolves the issue.
    Also make sure its allowed though the firewall

    Once it starts its should be sitting as a green icon in your system tray.
    Then open a browser and go to http://localhost and you should see a web page appear. If this page comes up, WAMP is up and running and you can finish the install ..

    Bob
     
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    Thanks for the reply, Ijust recently got that part figured out. Ive followed the rest of the instructions and i get to the part where i can create a login and password but it wont let me. Something about mysql or something like that. will be trying again in a minute. Chris
     
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    Well dont feel bad .. I'm having a few issues myself.
    I cant get the install.php to complete without failing out. I may have picked up the wrong version of WAMP.. Mine fails at when creating the schema...

    I'd be interested to know what version of WAMP you installed...

    Bob
     
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    Thanks again for the reply. I can start the wamp server and local hot works fine. Under "your projects" there is actually a smeighan nutcracker version of the project. Clicking on it opens up a directory but i cannot create a password. Something about nc_user. How does one go about getting support for this software? Chris
     
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    Be sure to follow the order that i list


    Nutcracker needs an Apache server and a MySql database running on your winodws (XP, 7) machine.

    There are two choices for getting these, WAMP or XAMPP. I have used both.

    Here are the steps to install Nutcracker on your local Windows 7 or Windows XP box


    1) Download
    Wampp. http://www.wampserver.com/en/
    or
    Xampp. http://sourceforge.net/projects/xampp/files/latest/download
    2) Take all defaults for installation
    3) Start Wamp. Click on the Pink W icon.
    or
    start Xampp and click Start for the Apache and Mysql applications.

    4) Test Wamp or Xampp by setting your browser to http://localhost
    if it is working, you will see the WAMP/XAMPP home page.


    Apache server uses port 80. If you have Skype or microsoft HTTP/2.0 they also use port 80.
    Here is a web page that describes how to fix this conflict. http://blog.techsoftsolutions.net/?p=315
    For Wamp; the httpd.conf file is located in c:\wamp\bin\apache\apache2.2.22\conf directory


    5) You now need to get a copy of the current Nutcracker code tree. Go to
    http://smeighan.github.com/nutcracker/ and download the zip file. This file is updated daily with the latest Nutcracker code tree and with the latest export from meighan.net/nutcracker database
    Unzip this file into c:\wamp\www\nutcracker if using WAMP
    or
    unzip it into c:\xampp\htdocs\nutcracker if you are using XAMPP

    This zip file also now contains gnuplot so you dont need to install it separately.


    6) Add gnuplot into Windows PATH environment variable.
    I found a much better tool to do this and i have included the tool in the nutcracker zip file
    WAMP:
    Run c:\wamp\www\nutcracker\gnuplot\bin\PathEditor.exe as administrator
    Add c:\wamp\www\nutcracker\gnuplot\bin

    or

    XAMPP:
    Run c:\xampp\htdocs\nutcracker\gnuplot\bin\PathEditor.exe as administrator
    Add c:\xampp\htdocs\nutcracker\gnuplot\bin


    7) When you get Localhost working, install the database.
    Enter http://localhost/nutcracker/install.php in a browser window
    This command will do the following

    a) Drop all the tables from your existing nutcracker database
    b) create the nutcracker database if it is missing
    c) create the nutcracker user: nc_user
    d) execute nutcracker/sql/nutcrackertables.sql to create all nutcracker tables
    e) execute nutcracker/sql/nutcrackerdata.sql to create 50,000 rows of data
    MaterDaddy wrote this script for me, Thanks!!




    Your local nutcracker should be ready

    login in as
    http://localhost/nutcracker

    same login and password as you have always used.
     

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