[Xerte] Xerte on a Stick

Rochford, Thomas t.rochford at rsc-eastern.ac.uk
Thu May 28 10:07:56 BST 2009

I haven't hard-coded any passwords into my version of Xerte on a Stick, other
than for Moodle, which is documented in the start-up screen. I've taken all
the defaults as recommended in the installation guide for 'localhost'.

I do issue a warning that MAXOS should not be run on a computer which is
connected to an untrusted network unless it is running a local firewall. It
*is* after all intended for off-line use.

Kindest Regards,

-----Original Message-----
From: xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk
[mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Patrick Lockley
Sent: 28 May 2009 08:40
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Subject: RE: [Xerte] Xerte on a Stick


Start | Programs | Apache Friends | XAMPP | Xampp Control Panel

Stop apache and mysql

Start | Control Panel | Administrative tools | Services | World Wide Web

Right click on it, select stop (it might be stopped anyways)

I don't know what the default password is for Xerte on a stick?



	include "database.php";

	$mysql_connect_id =

	mysql_select_db($xerte_toolkits_site->database_name) or
die($database_fail = true);

	$query = "select * from " .
$xerte_toolkits_site->database_table_prefix . "sitedetails";

	$query_response = mysql_query($query);

	$row = mysql_fetch_array($query_response);

	echo "<pre>";


	echo "</pre>";


if you put this text in a php file in the root of the toolkits install and
then run it, it'll dump out all the site settings - you're looking for
admin_username and admin_password on the text that will appear on the screen.

From: xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk
[mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Julian Tenney
Sent: 28 May 2009 07:08
To: Xerte discussion list
Subject: [Xerte] Xerte on a Stick

It is 6am, and I am sitting by a swimming pool watching the sunrise over
- How do I configure my computer so I can have an installed version of XAMPP
with toolkits in it and at the same time run Xerte on a Stick? I get an error
starting MySQL if I try and run Xerte on a Stick whilst XAMPP is installed.
Uninstall it and it works fine.
- How do I log into the management console so I can install a new template
into my Xerte on a Stick?
The first is just a belt and braces, as I have my presentation later on, and
am unsure whether I'll use my computer, or if Xerte on a Stick will work on
another computer, and I don't want to be stuck trying to install XAMPP in
front of lots of people. 
The second doesn't matter too much, but I have a nicer template than Page
Templates to use when presenting. It would be good for Xerte on a Stick users
to be able to access the management stuff though.
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