Hey guys, after deciding to learn php i went ahead and setup netbeans with Mamp running under osx 10.6.3. Now i have a problem because netbeans won't connect to xdebug even though i setup everything the right way. I downloaded the latest Xdebug binary from Activestate and put it in the right folder inside the Mamp folder and edited the php.ini file to show the correct path and enabled remove debugger: Here is the php.ini file: [xdebug] ; Xdebug config for Mac OS X and NetBeans IDE zend_extension="/Applications/MAMP/bin/php5.3/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20090626/xdebug.so" xdebug.remote_enable=1 xdebug.remote_handler=dbgp xdebug.remote_mode=req xdebug.remote_host=127.0.0.1 xdebug.remote_port=9000 xdebug.idekey= The binary xdebug.so i downloaded from Activestate is in the right place:"/Applications/MAMP/bin/php5.3/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20090626/xdebug.so" So when i open up a new project in php and create a index.php file with the following code: <?php php.info(); ?> It shows the xdebug extension is installed and version number is: 2.1.0beta3. The problem occurs when i try to debug my application which i set a break point then launch the debugger from within Netbeans. All it does is hang there in Firefox. Running the php file using the run command in Netbeans launches the application just fine. Also another weird thing is when i close the debug session i get a firefox window saying your debug session has ended, even though it never load it.