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andyofne

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I've recently installed a new geeklog site... it actually runs on the same server as two other functioning geeklog installations so I'm fairly certain I've got things set up correctly.

My problem: After completing some / any function like adding a poll, editing a story, adding a block or editing a block, or even logging in... I am sent to a blank page instead of being sent back to the admin panel.

For instance, I just deleted a block. When I hit the delete button the page refreshes but is completely blank. The address bar says: http://www.(sitename).org/admin/block.php (site name edited out) and it says "done" in the status bar.

I'm not sure what could be causing this problem and I've browsed through the forums a bit but didn't see another topic asking the same question. It may have been asked before but I'm not sure if I'm explaining it very well.

Thanks.
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Follow-up observation.

This seems to happen with FireFox but not IE.

I don't have the same problem with other geeklog sites when using FireFox so I'm not sure what is going on. Any thought/suggestions would be appreciated.
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ajzz

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First thought - check that your site URL is properly defined in config.php.
Ajay

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machinari

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have you read this faq? If so, have you tried it? ...and what were your results?
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Quote by machinari: have you read this faq? If so, have you tried it? ...and what were your results?


I've read that FAQ but it doesn't apply... I don't get a blank page when trying to visit the site, it happens after submitting a change / editing something. Plus, I have 3 geeklog sites running on the same web server, 2 of which do not exhibit any problems.

And finally, I don't have access to php.ini in any event.
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Quote by ajzz: First thought - check that your site URL is properly defined in config.php.
Ajay



I checked it several times based on replies to other threads but it seems to be fine. Thanks.
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Quote by andyofne:I've read that FAQ but it doesn't apply... I don't get a blank page when trying to visit the site, it happens after submitting a change / editing something.
the faq entry applies to more than just your site url. give it a shot. you are looking for a reportable error after all and this gives you the possibility of finding that error.
Quote by andyofne:And finally, I don't have access to php.ini in any event.
I see you didn't read past halfway down... faq says: "If you don't have access to php.ini (typically on shared hosting), try this..."
Just my two cents
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And this morning, without changing anything, everything is working as it should be. I don't really understand.
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LeBlank

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I was searching for this exact problem myself ... but I had fixed it on my geeklog site http://geeklog.cyberocity.com

Then when i came here to this site today I changed some account info and upon saving it I got a blank page, same as I had on my site till I changed things in my config file.

While I was doing that I noticed a couple of things ... 1) The line that says

// This should point to the directory where your config.php file resides.
$_CONF['path'] = '/home/cyberocity_dir/public_html/geeklog/'; // should end in a slash

is not actually 100% accurate ... it should say "this should point to the directory where your system, data, backup directories reside ..."

The config file could be in a path outside the doc root for instance, as mine is, and the conf[path] variable is used as the first part of the system, data, and backup directory paths about 40 lines down in the config file.

2) When I added the base path information to the path_ html variable the blank pages went away. Coincidence or no, I dunno, but they did.

// You only need to change this if you moved or renamed the public_html
// directory. In that case, you should specify the complete path to the
// directory (i.e. without the $_CONF['path']) like this:
// $_CONF['path_html'] = '/path/to/your/public_html/';
$_CONF['path_html'] = '/home/cyberocity_dir/public_html/geeklog/';

I suspect that the fact I have geeklog in a subdir really makes no difference, but I think the path_html being correct made a difference. I suspect entering the base path in path_html may clear this problem up on any site.

Very Happy

P.S. - The blank pages only seemed to come up on admin/account changes, not when saving posts ...
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Quote by andyofne: Follow-up observation.

This seems to happen with FireFox but not IE.

I don't have the same problem with other geeklog sites when using FireFox so I'm not sure what is going on. Any thought/suggestions would be appreciated.


Looks like you have it resolved, but here's a thought anyway. Was the new site 1.3.12cvs? If so there are some issues with COM_refresh in Firefox that Blaine is working on

Anyway... Just my two cents
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LeBlank

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Quote by scroff:
Quote by andyofne: Follow-up observation.

This seems to happen with FireFox but not IE.

I don't have the same problem with other geeklog sites when using FireFox so I'm not sure what is going on. Any thought/suggestions would be appreciated.


Looks like you have it resolved, but here's a thought anyway. Was the new site 1.3.12cvs? If so there are some issues with COM_refresh in Firefox that Blaine is working on

Anyway... Just my two cents


Hi,
Actually no the version is ... hard to find! ... I'm looking .... ah , 1.3.11, and it was installed by Fantastico from a host CPanel. I don't know how 'out of date' that is or whether the thing has been fixed, just wanted to point out what I had noticed in case it helps anywhere.
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