Having given up on getting Gallery up and running (awaiting a response to my query about that on the forums), I decided to give Coppermine a try. I get further in it that I do in Gallery, but I still hit some snags in configuration.
First: “Could not create a mySQL connection, please check the SQL values entered. MySQL error was : Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock’ (111)”
and Secondly:“The installer can not find the ‘/usr/bin/X11/convert /’ directory you have specified for ImageMagick or it does not have permission to access it. Check that your typing is correct and that you have access to the specified directory.”