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How to start tomcat

 
Ganesh Pat
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hi friends i have installed tomcat apache and by default port is 8080 but when i type http://localhost:8080 it doesn't load apache home page. There is no start and stop option in men ->all programs->apache tomcat 5.5-> its has only tomcat configure when clicked says an instance of tomcat already running even says same when click on tomcat monitor , last option is uninstall tomcat.
I have gone to c:\program file\apache software foundation\tomcat 5.5\bin\ bin has

bootstrap ,common-logging -api
tomcat5
tomcat5w
tomcat-juli

i clicked on tomcat5 and got start option in general tab and when i clicked it just shows like loading and starting but doesn't start and shows start button as it is and stop disabled.
please help me i need it urgent
 
linda russel
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You can start and stop the tomcat via the command line or you can start it from the bottom right corner ,there will be tomcat icon in the bottom right corner.

 
Ganesh Pat
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Hi, I'm in final year of master of computer application and I have a final and very important project. I want to develop attendance system that scans students fingers for attendance and mark his attendance in database automatically once finger scanned.
Is it possible to connect java application to external hardware?
If yes what extra knowledge i should know ? How can i connect it ? and what books are good for it ?

Please reply it very important project for my career.
 
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