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blank admin cp page after installing automod

Post by moonlightkisu » Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:59 am

I originally posted it in the php3 support forum, but i'm posting it here at the request of DavidIQ at the phpbb davidiq forums.

I am completely new to PHPbb .. I just moved from SMF. I noticed this problem today.

I searched the forums before posting here, but nothing seemed to solve my problem .. my board works fine, but the admin cp and mod cp are completely blank. This happened today after installing automod, which said it reported no errors.

When I go to the admin cp .. it reports no errors, just a completely blank page. I'd rather not reinstall everything again.

Your board's URL: http://bb.moonlightkisu.net/
Version of phpBB3: 3.04
Was this a fresh install or a(n) update/upgrade/conversion (please be specific)? fresh install, I actually installed it 3 times already
If update, what package(s) did you use? n/a
Did you use an automated wizard provided by your host to install phpBB? nope, manual install
MODs you have installed: automod
When the problem started: today
Your level of expertise: experienced, I know some php but not fluent

Additionally, you may wish to provide the following (where applicable)
Template(s) used: prosilver se
Language(s) used: english
Version of PHP used: 5.2.6
Database and version used: i'm not sure what this is asking, but:
MySQL version 5.0.51a-community
Test account*: I can provide one at request

If anyone can help me, that would be appreciated
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Re: blank admin cp page after installing automod

Post by DavidIQ » Sat Jan 03, 2009 2:31 am

Thanks for posting it here.

So this is happening on a converted SMF board? Try this out first and see if you get anything back in regards to duplicate permissions.

You haven't installed any mods on this board of yours right?
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Re: blank admin cp page after installing automod

Post by moonlightkisu » Sat Jan 03, 2009 2:43 am

DavidIQ wrote:Thanks for posting it here.

So this is happening on a converted SMF board? Try this out first and see if you get anything back in regards to duplicate permissions.

You haven't installed any mods on this board of yours right?
Oh no, sorry for the misunderstanding.

This is not a SMF board conversion .. it's a fresh manual install of PHPbb. I just deleted SMF and installed phpbb. Sorry about that.

The only mod I installed was automod, if that counts. :)

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Re: blank admin cp page after installing automod

Post by DavidIQ » Sat Jan 03, 2009 3:02 am

Oh ok. I suspect that wherever you have this hosted has error reporting off so all you get is a blank page. How exactly are you uploading the files? Are you using an FTP client? And of course the obvious question...were you able to access these areas before AutoMOD
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Re: blank admin cp page after installing automod

Post by moonlightkisu » Sat Jan 03, 2009 3:09 am

DavidIQ wrote:Ok ok. I suspect that wherever you have this hosted has error reporting off so all you get is a blank page. How exactly are you uploading the files? Are you using an FTP client? And of course the obvious question...were you able to access these areas before AutoMOD
I used fireftp in firefox. Sometimes I also use the file upload in my hosts' cpanel.

Yes I was able to access the admin cp before I installed automod . I just don't know what I did. :(

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Re: blank admin cp page after installing automod

Post by DavidIQ » Sat Jan 03, 2009 3:26 am

Try re-uploading "includes/acp/acp_mods.php" and "includes/acp/info/acp_mods.php" using different methods and make sure privs are being set correctly on them. Those two files are also shared between the two areas now that I think about it.
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Re: blank admin cp page after installing automod

Post by moonlightkisu » Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:30 am

nope, did that, cleared the cache, still no acp .. :(

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Re: blank admin cp page after installing automod

Post by DavidIQ » Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:50 am

If you have access to server error logs take a look and see if there's anything in them that would point at the problem.
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Re: blank admin cp page after installing automod

Post by moonlightkisu » Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:50 am

nope, they report no errors ..

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Re: blank admin cp page after installing automod

Post by DavidIQ » Sat Jan 03, 2009 2:13 pm

PM me some FTP login details as well as the forum URL and we'll try to get to the bottom of this.
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Re: blank admin cp page after installing automod

Post by moonlightkisu » Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:36 pm

thanks, PM sent. :)

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Re: blank admin cp page after installing automod

Post by DavidIQ » Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:42 pm

Ok...so you didn't mention that you had modified the language/en/acp/common.php file. That's where the problem was. Upon editing, you removed a much needed comma after the NO_PASSWORD_SUPPLIED definition. Without it you'd get the blank page you were experiencing. Should be good now.
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Re: blank admin cp page after installing automod

Post by moonlightkisu » Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:49 am

DavidIQ wrote:Ok...so you didn't mention that you had modified the language/en/acp/common.php file. That's where the problem was. Upon editing, you removed a much needed comma after the NO_PASSWORD_SUPPLIED definition. Without it you'd get the blank page you were experiencing. Should be good now.
Thankyou, sorry I forgot to mention I edited the language files. I can now access the admin cp but a few pages in the admin cp are just a blank white page still:

Quick access
- Manage users

Board configuration
- Attachment settings
- manage extension groups
- orphaned attachments

"members and groups" tab at the top of the ACP

I am very careful when editing files, so I'm not sure what I could have done. I have made backups, but it took a while to edit them, lol.

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Re: blank admin cp page after installing automod

Post by DavidIQ » Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:16 am

Something is also wrong with your posting.php lang file. I just renamed it posting_old.php and uploaded a fresh copy of it. You'll need to figure out what's wrong with the file if you want to use your old one.
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Re: blank admin cp page after installing automod

Post by moonlightkisu » Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:41 am

thanks, fixed it now .. just working on fixing the buttons mod .. :)

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