Today I helped my friend to install XAMPP on a Debian system. When I tried to start the Apache webserver, I got the following message:
#/opt/lampp/lampp startapache XAMPP: Starting Apache with SSL (and PHP5)... XAMPP: Error 1! Couldn't start Apache! XAMPP: Starting diagnose... XAMPP: Sorry, I've no idea what's going wrong. XAMPP: Please contact our forum http://www.apachefriends.org/f/
This problem is likely related to your Apache configuration file. To drill down to the root of the problem, we can take a look to the Apache error log:
and it should give you some info on how to solve this computer problem.