xammp – Couldn’t start MySQL!

my screen
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$ sudo /opt/lampp/lampp start
Starting XAMPP for Linux 1.8.0…
XAMPP: Starting Apache with SSL (and PHP5)…
XAMPP: Starting MySQL…
XAMPP: Couldn’t start MySQL!
XAMPP: Starting ProFTPD…
XAMPP for Linux started

below solution from stacloverflow worked for me
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12507358/couldnt-start-mysql-while-starting-xampp

sudo chmod 755 /opt/lampp/etc/my.cnf
sudo chmod -R 777 /opt/lampp/var/mysql
sudo chown -hR root /opt/lampp
sudo /opt/lampp/lampp restart

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