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    I’ve got a weird problem and I’d be grateful if someone could help me get to the bottom of it. I have an Apache server (xampp 1.6.4) which currently runs a 0.9.6 website without problems. The other day I successfully made two new 0.9.6.1p2 installs. I didn’t install the sample website and I didn’t install all addons. In particular I didn’t install the search highlight plugin, a version of which was mentioned in a recent thread as having caused problems due to a missing php semicolon. Here is my list of installed plugins on one of the installs:

    # Bottom Button Bar
    # Forgot Manager Login
    # Inherit Parent Template
    # QuickEdit

    Here is my list of installed snippets:

    * AjaxSearch - 1.5
    * Breadcrumbs - 0.9d
    * Ditto - 2.0.2
    * eForm - 1.4.4
    * FirstChildRedirect - 1.0
    * Jot - 1.1.2
    * ListIndexer - 1.0
    * MemberCheck - 1.0
    * NewsPublisher - 1.4
    * Personalize - 2.0
    * Reflect - 1.0.2
    * UltimateParent - 2.0 beta
    * Wayfinder - 2.0
    * WebChangePwd - 1.0
    * WebLogin - 1.0
    * WebSignup - 1.1

    That’s weird in itself, because I thought that I didn’t install the QuickEdit plugin... Anyway. Without logging in I can look at the install page without problems. I can also log in with no problems, change settings, edit the install page etc. However, whenever I try to preview a page my Apache server crashes. It just gets blocked and I can’t view any page on any site so I have to restart it. I’ve looked in my server logs, php error logs but I personally can’t identify anything that looks suspect or telling. I get the same behaviour on both sites.

    How should I go about debugging this? What info can I provide to help people work out what’s going on? I apologise if I don’t respond speedily. I might not be able to look into this in detail until the weekend.

    Thank you,

    Paul
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      That always happens. After posting a question I end up solving it myself. Formulating the problem when writing the original post definitely helped in this case.

      I did NOT select the quickedit plugin when I installed modx, but it appears it have become part installed somehow. The plugin is there, but the associated module is not. This causes the server to crash when I preview somehow. I just disabled the plugin and now everything seems to function just fine. Looks likes there’s a small bug in the installer somewhere. There’s probably something wrong with the quickedit plugin or my server set up as well if some php can block the server like that.

      Paul
        YAMS: Yet Another Multilingual Solution for MODx
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