Subject: Damsel in Distress

Posted on: 07/11/01 08:23am
By: Anonymous

Hello I have done everything by the book as far as i can see, but has this error

Fatal error: input in flex scanner failed in /home/1320/globefox/ on line 1

and will not load the page. ideas and help very much appreciated?


All kinds of errors

Posted on: 07/11/01 03:24pm
By: Tony

Well, all your trouble starts on config.php line 45. It looks as though you mistyped your path because it says the path is:


Either you misnamed your directory OR you have funny-looking directory names. Anyway, double check that line for an ending semi-colon(Smile and matching quotes.

My guess is all the inclusion errors are a result of the same error.

Your file/handle resource errors are due to insufficient rights to either access.log, error.log or geeklog.rdf. See the install docs and pay special attention to the section where the "chmod's" are done. Specifically, you need to do the following:

chmod -R 777 /path/to/geeklog/logs/
chmod -R 777 /path/to/geeklog/logs/public_html/backend

That should fix all your errors. Be sure to join our mailing list as that is a more appropriate place to get answers to questions like this (not to mention we would respond faster). You can sign up here.

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Posted on: 07/11/01 03:26pm
By: Tony

That second chmod should be:

chmod -R 777 /path/to/geeklog/public_html/backend/

Oh, and /me likes Damsels in Distress ;-)


Posted on: 10/11/01 08:32am
By: Anonymous

Lucy - after the chmods, it looks like one of the defaults in config.php has been changed and you're missing either a quote mark at the end or a semicolon (all PHP lines should end in one). If it doesn't work, mail me your config file and I'll send the fixed one back :-)

All kinds of errors

Posted on: 15/11/01 09:23am
By: Anonymous

Hello I have played round with so many configurations of parameters me head is spinning I have followed your suggestions ( you lovely chaps) and am now down to this error (again) "Fatal error: input in flex scanner failed in /home/1320/globefox/ on line 1" any suggestions as I have not been able to find out much about it. Thankyou Smile

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