[postgis-users] newbie prob: PostgreSQL server will not connect so PostGIS installation fails with dbcreate

Sean seanasy at gmail.com
Tue Mar 8 08:44:33 PST 2011

Did you start PostgreSQL?

It should be under:
Start -> PostgreSQL 9.x.x -> Start database

Look up how to have it start as a service so you don't have to
manually start it.


On Mar 8, 8:11 am, "Florian Reimer" <gissolut... at gmx.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am totally new to PostgreSQL & PostGIS so I excuse that my question is lame, but the hint in the pgAdmin III help did not work out. As I think I tried to install with all default settings, this might occur to other newbies too:
> I installed PostgreSQL 9.0 under Windos98 with the installer, fine. I left the default settings for server/account creation: postgres, localhost, 5432.
> In the pgAdmin III prog (Windows GUI) I dont manage to connect the server, that's why my PostGIS 1.5 installation also fails.
> I read in pgAdmin III help that postgresql.conf setting must be:
> # - Connection Settings -
> listen_addresses = '*'
> ...AND this was its setting already by default.
> So why cant I connect the server? Where do I want to connect anyway? - as actually I just want to install PostGIS on a machine to have a look at it.
> Anyone please with some newbie-help how to connect the PostgresSQL server so I can install and launch PostGIS? *offering some virtual cookies*
> Thanks a lot and cheers
> florian
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