MYSQL ERROR : /opt/lampp/bin/mysql.server: 264: kill: No such process

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Error message: kill No such process indicates that the XAMPP control script is attempting to end a MySQL process that either does not exist or has already been terminated. This might be due to a variety of factors, including the MySQL service not starting properly, a misconfiguration, or a residual process ID file from a prior session.

Here are some steps to troubleshoot and resolve this issue:

Check for Existing MySQL Processes

Ensure that no MySQL processes are running in the background:

ps aux | grep mysql

If you see any MySQL processes running, terminate them using:

sudo kill -9 <pid>

Replace <pid> with the actual process ID.

Remove the MySQL PID File

Sometimes, a leftover PID file can cause issues. Remove it using:

sudo rm -f /opt/lampp/var/mysql/*.pid

Check MySQL Log Files

Examine the MySQL log files for any errors or warnings:

tail -n 100 /opt/lampp/var/mysql/*.err

This can provide more insight into why MySQL is not starting correctly.

Ensure Proper Permissions

Ensure that the MySQL data directory has the correct permissions:

sudo chown -R mysql:mysql /opt/lampp/var/mysql/
sudo chmod -R 755 /opt/lampp/var/mysql/

Restart XAMPP

Try restarting the entire XAMPP stack:

sudo /opt/lampp/lampp stop
sudo /opt/lampp/lampp start

Reconfigure MySQL

If the above steps do not resolve the issue, you may need to reconfigure MySQL. Open the MySQL configuration file:

sudo nano /opt/lampp/etc/my.cnf

Ensure that the configuration is correct, especially the paths to the data directory and log files.

Check for Port Conflicts

Ensure that no other service is using the same port as MySQL (default is 3306):

sudo netstat -tuln | grep 3306

If another service is using this port, you may need to stop that service or change the MySQL port in the my.cnf file.

Reinstall XAMPP

If none of the above steps work, consider reinstalling XAMPP:

  1. Backup your data.
  2. Uninstall XAMPP.
  3. Download and install the latest version of XAMPP.
sudo /opt/lampp/lampp stop
sudo rm -rf /opt/lampp
chmod +x
sudo ./
sudo /opt/lampp/lampp start
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Roshan Jha
Roshan Jha
1 day ago

NYC blog… Thanku so much

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