Sorry for bringing up this old topic again but I'm at the end of my wits.
Just installed a brand new XAMPP (1.7.4) on my Linux machine (Kubuntu 10.10). It worked out of the box. Also installed Wordpress and Joomla without any problems. Since I think Indexhibit would serve my purpose, the presentation of photos, better than these big CMS I tried to install it as well following the instructions given on this site. Unfortunately install.php was not able to access the database giving this error message:
XX We cannot connect or install the database.
The database exists. I set it up according to the instructions given for Wordpress an Joomla. Just called it indexhibit, its type is collation and it uses utf8_general_ci as char set.
As I already mentioned these settings worked for Wordpress and Joomla. Why can't Indexhibit access the database?
Besides this crucial problem I always get error messages while trying to set up Indexibit. I'm not sure if they mean any major problem.
Deprecated: Function set_magic_quotes_runtime() is deprecated in /opt/lampp/htdocs/indexhibit/ndxz-studio/defaults.php on line 16
Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /opt/lampp/htdocs/indexhibit/ndxz-studio/common.php on line 73
Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /opt/lampp/htdocs/indexhibit/ndxz-studio/common.php on line 93
Hope someone can help me.