Leonard Chatagnier lenc5570 at
Sun Jan 17 16:37:37 UTC 2010

Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> Jay_Linux wrote:
>> Snip
>>       >
>>      Did anyone get this to work satisfactorily?  I didn't. See my reply to
>>      Ray Levanthal dated
>>      01/15/2010 03:29 PM
>>      on this thread.  I still need the debugging help that Ray mentioned.
>>      Any suggestions appreciated.
>>      --
>>      Leonard
>>      lenc5570 at<mailto:lenc5570 at>
>> It is possible to view stand-alone desktop stats through phpsysinfo; see
>> here -
>>      ... (/that's obviously
>> an image, not live info of the user's desktop/)
>> Here's what worked for me (stand-alone desktop PC), with Apache and PHP
>> installed:
>> - By default, phpsysinfo creates a symlink in /var/www; the source
>> folder is located at /usr/share/phpsysinfo
>> - Rename the symlink to<phpsysinfo_>  (chmod /var/www to 777
>> recursively, if you have to)
>> - Make a directory<html>  in /var/www
>> - Copy over phpsysinfo from /usr/share to /var/www/html/
>> - Navigate to
>> - You get your desktop stats after a few seconds  [Pict 1]
>> HTH
>> Jay
>> [1]
>> [URL=][IMG][/IMG][/URL]
> Thanks for the info, Jay. I'll give it a shot and let you know how it
> comes out .
Still not working after doing your suggestions. Appears it may be 
apache2 related. Went back to Ray Levanthal's suggestions and it seems 
that apache is not running now.  His suggestion to create a hello.txt 
file in /var/www did work but:
"/etc/init.d/phpsysinfo status" on the cli gave a fresh cursor; no output
sudo /etc/init.d/phpsysinfo start gives:

  * Starting web server apache2 
                         apache2: Could not reliably determine the 
server's fully qualified domain name, using for ServerName
(98)Address already in use: make_sock: could not bind to address
no listening sockets available, shutting down
Unable to open logs

I'm not server or apache knowledgeable.  Does the above suggest why
apache2 is not running?  I've tried every version of <server name> in
my SM browser and only get a:
  404 Not Found
The requested URL '/phpsysinfo' was not found on this server.
thttpd/2.25b 29dec2003

I have no idea how to get apache2 to run and could use some expert 
suggestions.  Thanks for your input.
BTW, /var/log/apache2 logs were 0 bits. Checked several other logs via
cat <log.file> | grep apache2 with no output.  I'm lost on this.

lenc5570 at

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