Trying to install joomla getting blank page [SOLVED]

  • woogygun
  • 12/29/11
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Posted: Thu, 2011-12-29 12:56

Hi there

Im new to Virtualmin. I've gone through the installation process and created a domain. I can view html pages as well as php pages. but the moment i upload joomla installation packages and go to the install page. i simply get a blank page with no errors. just a blank page everytime. The joomla install package does work on other servers (tested).


Howdy, What error(s) do you

  • andreychek
  • 01/05/09
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  • Thu, 2011-12-29 14:07

Howdy,

What error(s) do you see in the Apache error logs for that domain -- those are located in $HOME/logs/error_log.

-Eric


Hi there andreychek Thanks

  • woogygun
  • 12/29/11
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  • Thu, 2011-12-29 14:45

Hi there andreychek

Thanks for the speedy reply.

this log isnt 100% accurate as these errors where encountered with basic html and php files i put in to test before i tried the joomla installs. Im not 100% on the time zone problem though.

if i remove all public_html files and load a different joomla install package, it does the same thing and doesnt not log any errors.

[Thu Dec 29 12:48:07 2011] [error] [client 192.168.182.128] Directory index forbidden by Options directive: /home/hansen/public_html/ [Thu Dec 29 13:05:06 2011] [error] [client 192.168.182.128] Directory index forbidden by Options directive: /home/hansen/public_html/ [Thu Dec 29 13:16:10 2011] [error] [client 192.168.182.128] Directory index forbidden by Options directive: /home/hansen/public_html/ [Thu Dec 29 13:50:17 2011] [error] [client 192.168.182.128] File does not exist: /home/hansen/public_html/images [Thu Dec 29 14:08:05 2011] [error] [client 192.168.182.128] File does not exist: /home/hansen/public_html/images [Thu Dec 29 14:10:07 2011] [error] [client 192.168.182.128] File does not exist: /home/hansen/public_html/images [Thu Dec 29 15:16:18 2011] [error] [client 192.168.182.128] File does not exist: /home/hansen/public_html/images [Thu Dec 29 15:18:25 2011] [error] [client 192.168.182.128] File does not exist: /home/hansen/public_html/images [Thu Dec 29 15:33:01 2011] [warn] [client 192.168.182.128] mod_fcgid: stderr: PHP Warning: phpinfo(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are required to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Africa/Johannesburg' for 'SAST/2.0/no DST' instead in /home/hansen/public_html/index.php on line 9


Hi there ok ive managed to

  • woogygun
  • 12/29/11
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  • Thu, 2011-12-29 15:06

Hi there

ok ive managed to get it installed.

ive got some new problems though. when the site loads, all it displays is the date and nothing else. when you go to the admin login that page displays with an error: JFolder::create: Could not create directory

here is the error log now.

[Thu Dec 29 17:57:08 2011] [error] [client 192.168.182.128] Directory index forbidden by Options directive: /home/testserver/public_html/ [Thu Dec 29 18:06:08 2011] [warn] [client 192.168.182.128] mod_fcgid: stderr: PHP Fatal error: Class 'DOMDocument' not found in /home/testserver/public_html/templates/yoo_quantum/warp/helpers/dom.php on line 56, referer: http://192.168.182.128/installation/index.php [Thu Dec 29 18:06:08 2011] [error] [client 192.168.182.128] File does not exist: /home/testserver/public_html/favicon.ico [Thu Dec 29 18:06:11 2011] [error] [client 192.168.182.128] File does not exist: /home/testserver/public_html/favicon.ico [Thu Dec 29 18:06:17 2011] [error] [client 192.168.182.128] File does not exist: /home/testserver/public_html/installation, referer: http://192.168.182.128/installation/index.php [Thu Dec 29 18:06:18 2011] [error] [client 192.168.182.128] File does not exist: /home/testserver/public_html/installation [Thu Dec 29 18:06:27 2011] [warn] [client 192.168.182.128] mod_fcgid: stderr: PHP Fatal error: Class 'DOMDocument' not found in /home/testserver/public_html/templates/yoo_quantum/warp/helpers/dom.php on line 56


Howdy, That DOMDocument

  • andreychek
  • 01/05/09
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  • Thu, 2011-12-29 18:52

Howdy,

That DOMDocument error you're getting may be because it wants the PHP XML module.

The package that's included in differs depending on your distro, but it's typically called either php-xml or php5-xml.

Try installing that and see if it resolves your Joomla issues.

-Eric


Got it installed and fully

  • woogygun
  • 12/29/11
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  • Fri, 2011-12-30 06:57

Got it installed and fully functional :) thank you very much