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    Big Probs w/MediaWiki - Thumb Error

    I can upload an image, but I can't seem to thumbnail it...

    I get this error:

    Error creating thumbnail: sh: /hermes/web10/xxxxx/pow.user/htdocs/wiki/bin/ulimit.sh: /bin/bash: bad interpreter: Permission denied
    on page: http://www.teachanddiscover.net/wiki...e_Time_Machine

    and I have no idea how to fix it. It kinda ticks me off that MediaWiki has no support forums or such!

    ALSO, for some stupid reason, there are two forward slashes appearing after the word "wiki" in the address. If I delete it, the page still loads... What is that about?!

    http://www.teachanddiscover.net/wiki...itle=Main_Page and
    http://www.teachanddiscover.net/wiki...itle=Main_Page load the same page...

    Please help! (and thanks in advance for it...)
    CMills
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    The double / is probably an added / in the config file.

    /bin/bash is the correct path, "on the fly " thumbnails are not the best way to go in a shared server environment.
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    So, how do I fix the double // in the config file?

    Also, what needs to be done with the /bin/bash thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmills View Post
    So, how do I fix the double // in the config file?

    Also, what needs to be done with the /bin/bash thing?
    Look in the config file and if you find an address with a trailing slash, remove it.

    Not sure about /bin/bash
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    Found the trailing slash in the config file. Thanks for that tip!

    Now, if I can just figure out what's wrong with my images...

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    Can anyone help with the "Error Creating Thumbnail" issue?

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    Okay,

    Here goes... The thumbnail error is apparently caused by the fact that Wiki wants to use ImageMagick to resize the thumbnails. I chatted with a person from Powweb for two hours and they couldn't figure out what I was talking about, so instead of having them help me with my permissions and access to ImageMagick on their servers, I just changes the $useImageMagick: true to false... and Bingo! No more Image errors... So, I figured it out on my own. Thanks for everyone's help and suggestions!

    <-- This sentence was taken out because it might have been too rude... Honestly how I felt, but hey, what can I say?! -->
    Last edited by cmills; 12-3-07 at 05:51 PM. Reason: going from bad to worse

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    I really don't think that last sentence was necessary.
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