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Forum Error
« on: October 19, 2010, 01:24:26 AM »
My forum has been running fine now seemingly out of nowhere, I am receiving this error???
"Unable to load the 'main_above' template."

How can I fix this?

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Re: Forum Error
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2010, 01:31:00 AM »
YOu will get better support in support boards.
Please post your SMF version.
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Re: Forum Error
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2010, 01:37:08 AM »
2.0

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Re: Forum Error
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2010, 01:46:24 AM »
Then post in the 2.0 support section.

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Re: Forum Error
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2010, 01:47:19 AM »
Did you install any mods recently ?

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Re: Forum Error
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2010, 01:52:26 AM »
I don't recall adding anything prior to the error coming up.

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Re: Forum Error
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2010, 11:41:30 AM »
sounds like a 1.1 theme was installed on 2.0

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Re: Forum Error
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2010, 02:09:20 PM »
I don't understand how this error came out of seemingly nowhere, how would I go about starting my trouble shooting?

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Re: Forum Error
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2010, 03:37:43 PM »
Try clearing your cache in Admin -> Maintanance -> Forum Maintenance -> Routine

In addition, are there any errors in your log?
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Re: Forum Error
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2010, 07:38:20 PM »
Alright I will try that, and where can I check the logs?

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Re: Forum Error
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2010, 07:38:58 PM »
sounds like a 1.1 theme was installed on 2.0
How could I verify this?

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Re: Forum Error
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2010, 07:42:32 PM »
in your current theme, look in the theme's directory for a theme_info.xml file, if you find one please attach it here

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Re: Forum Error
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2010, 07:52:55 PM »
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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<theme-info xmlns="http://www.simplemachines.org/xml/theme-info" xmlns:smf="http://www.simplemachines.org/">
<!-- For the id, always use something unique - put your name, a colon, and then the package name. -->
<id>bikken:darkbreak</id>
<version>2.0 RC3</version>
<!-- Theme name, used purely for aesthetics. -->
<name>DarkBreak</name>
<!-- Author: your email address or contact information. The name attribute is optional. -->
<author name="Bikken">dzinerstudio@gmail.com</author>
<!-- Website... where to get updates and more information. -->
<website>http://www.dzinerstudio.com/</website>
<!-- Template layers to use, defaults to "html,body". -->
<layers>html,body</layers>
<!-- Templates to load on startup. Default is "index". -->
<templates>index</templates>
<!-- Base this theme off another? Default is blank, or no. It could be "default". -->
<based-on></based-on>
</theme-info>

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Re: Forum Error
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2010, 08:15:42 PM »
Also my co-webmaster just told me he was checking around with the chat feature and then it broke. Maybe him enabling or disabling the feature did something?

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Re: Forum Error
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2010, 11:28:36 PM »
Shameless self bump.

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Re: Forum Error
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2010, 08:10:21 AM »
A link to your forum would be helpful.   :)
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Re: Forum Error
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2010, 01:00:04 PM »

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Re: Forum Error
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2010, 01:57:16 PM »
ok so its a 2.0 theme on 2.0 but something's modified it to be asking for the main template layer which it shouldn't be

did anything change before this happened like a new mod?

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Re: Forum Error
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2010, 02:01:08 PM »
I really haven't messed with much, but I did turn the chat feature on and off.

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Re: Forum Error
« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2010, 03:16:22 PM »
Could you run repair_settings to see if your paths are correct? I just tried to locate http://www.forum.hostellroleplay.net/Themes/default/images/on.gif and it isn't there. Which makes me believe the path for the default theme is off. This also affects your custom theme.

What is repair_settings.php?

Upload it to your forumlocation, run it from there (like http://www.yoursite.com/forum/repair_settings.php) and make sure to click all blue links to correct paths and urls. Don't forget to save!
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Re: Forum Error
« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2010, 08:50:38 PM »
It's giving me "Settings.php cannot be written to by your webserver. Please modify the permissions on this file to allow write access."

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Re: Forum Error
« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2010, 09:10:07 PM »
Try clearing your cache in Admin -> Maintanance -> Forum Maintenance -> Routine

In addition, are there any errors in your log?
I can't even access the forums.

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Re: Forum Error
« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2010, 09:15:25 PM »
It's giving me "Settings.php cannot be written to by your webserver. Please modify the permissions on this file to allow write access."


Using repair_settings.php is giving you that message?  Change the permissions for Settings.php to 644 and try running it again and if you still get the error, then try 755.

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Re: Forum Error
« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2010, 09:19:49 PM »
How can I do that?

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Re: Forum Error
« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2010, 09:24:35 PM »
How can I do that?


You may be able to do it in your host-provided control panel but you can also use an ftp application such as FILEZILLA.  Using that, you can log into your server with host, username and password and then access your Settings.php file in your forum's main folder.  Right-click on it and choose "Set Permissions" and change it to 644.  Again, as I said, this may also be done through the contol panel that your server provides. 

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Re: Forum Error
« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2010, 09:25:58 PM »
Hmmm well I'm looking through the File Manager on the Control Panel there are no options for it.

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Re: Forum Error
« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2010, 09:28:36 PM »
Hmmm well I'm looking through the File Manager on the Control Panel there are no options for it.

I have a little bit of time before I turn in.  If you'd like me to take a look at this for you, create a temporary admin account (that you can delete later) for your forum and PM me the log in details. (Scratch that; you can't access your forum to create one.)  It would need to be your own log in details. If you can get FTP log in details (your server can give those to you) PM those, as well.  Before you do, though, have a look at this link:

http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=228940.0


Or, as I said, you can download Filezilla and give this a go, yourself.   ;)
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Re: Forum Error
« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2010, 09:34:33 PM »
You seem extremely trust worthy:).

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Re: Forum Error
« Reply #28 on: October 20, 2010, 09:36:19 PM »
You seem extremely trust worthy:).



I'm too old to be excited by the prospect of mischief.   ;)

I'm just going to take a moment to glean back through this thread to make sure I'm up to speed and then I'll take a look.

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Re: Forum Error
« Reply #29 on: October 20, 2010, 09:37:15 PM »
Thank you so much.

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Re: Forum Error
« Reply #30 on: October 20, 2010, 10:30:23 PM »
You seem extremely trust worthy:).



I'm too old to be excited by the prospect of mischief.   ;)

I'm just going to take a moment to glean back through this thread to make sure I'm up to speed and then I'll take a look.
Hey it says I've hit the limit of only 10 personal messages per hour, but to respond to your question, go ahead with your plan, only if nothing will be lost Thank you! :)

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« Reply #31 on: October 20, 2010, 11:25:33 PM »
Hey it says I've hit the limit of only 10 personal messages per hour, but to respond to your question, go ahead with your plan, only if nothing will be lost Thank you! :)



I've emailed you.

Anyone with ideas, please weigh in.  The forum won't load by adding ?theme=1 or with the custom theme.  Admin area is inaccessible.

I'm not able to discern which mod caused this.   :-\

I've suggested all clean files and reinstall mods, but perhaps someone else has a thought?

(No crashed DB tables.  Cache file emptied, except for .htacess and index.php.)

index.php is present and looks fine.  Ajax Chat is uninstalled.

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Re: Forum Error
« Reply #32 on: October 21, 2010, 09:40:28 AM »
If you miss your email, I can now access your forum in default.

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Re: Forum Error
« Reply #33 on: October 21, 2010, 05:30:35 PM »
I don't know what she just said, but it cyber-sounds lovely.   :D

This issue has been solved and thank you, Xenovanis, for ferreting out the missing code.  You're the best. 

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Re: Forum Error
« Reply #34 on: October 22, 2010, 01:19:26 AM »
Thank you guys so much, you have made my days.

Gbsothere and xenovanis


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Re: Forum Error
« Reply #35 on: October 22, 2010, 02:48:39 PM »
I don't know what she just said, but it cyber-sounds lovely.   :D

O o, that was a reply to the very wrong topic  ;D I need to get more sleep or less coffee  :o

Thank you guys so much, you have made my days.

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You're welcome, my pleasure  :)
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« Reply #36 on: October 22, 2010, 03:31:10 PM »

O o, that was a reply to the very wrong topic  ;D I need to get more sleep or less coffee  :o



If you hadn't confessed, I never would have known.   :D
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Re: Forum Error
« Reply #37 on: October 22, 2010, 03:39:03 PM »
That's because I spoke in my secret native language :P You had no idea I was referring to manually installing a shoutbox, didn't you?
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« Reply #38 on: October 22, 2010, 03:42:13 PM »
That's because I spoke in my secret native language :P You had no idea I was referring to manually installing a shoutbox, didn't you?


I've never been so intrigued by shoutbox instructions in all my life.   :D

(No, I hadn't a clue....  Babelfish swam away from me on that one.)

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