I've lampp set up in Fedora, and i have tried personally it without trouble for a very long time, i had been dealing with the wedding cake framework without issues, i attempted copying the codeigniter folder (in the framework zip) within the HTDOCS folder and ended without problems, but when i attempted to gain access to the files throught http://localhost/ci (i made the folde title ci) i get the following error:

Access forbidden!

You do not have permission to gain access to the asked for object. It's either read-protected or otherwise readable through the server.

If you feel this can be a server error, please contact the website owner.

Error 403

localhost Sitting 12 November 2011 03:55:01 PM AST Apache/2.2.17 (Unix) DAV/2 mod_ssl/2.2.17 OpenSSL/1..0c PHP/5.3.5 mod_apreq2-20090110/2.7.1 mod_perl/2..4 Perl/v5.10.1

However , i'm able to access other programs i'd made before, however i can't accessibility frameworks files, used to do attempt to install cake and also the same issue came about. so what can i actually do to resolve this problem?

I am confident it's only a permissions problem. Try running the next command around the folder you produced:

chmod a+r -R <folder>

That provides all customers read permission on that folder, also it ensures the permissions are applied recursively to any or all files for the reason that directory.