[Xerte] Re: Moodle authentication patch gives blank screen

Robert Chalmers robert at chalmers.com.au
Wed Nov 2 00:23:35 GMT 2011

– now it works. Leastwise I can login. However – if you accidentally put index.php/ you get a very strange result.

Thanks. I’ve been breaking my brain over this for days now.


Now back to one of the original problems.


Oops! This link appears to be broken




I can create a project, but when I select [Edit] or anything else, I get the url shown above. Nothing on the end, like .php or what ever.





From: xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk [mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of David Goodwin
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Subject: [Xerte] Re: Moodle authentication patch gives blank screen



2.       I know it’s doing something, because in config.php I set the debug switch to 1, and it gives me a php error.

// Error reporting fix - please set
ini_set('error_reporting', 1);
and this reports 
‘Fatal error: Call to undefined function _debug() in F:\My Websites\yes\xerte\website_code\php\database_library.php on line 110’

I’ve reset that back to 0, as it provided no insights at all.


Your version of config.php is out of date. It should contain something like the following :


if(!function_exists('_debug')) {

    function _debug($string) {

        @file_put_contents('/tmp/debug.log', $string, FILE_APPEND);





Pasting the above into config.php should fix your problem.... You might wish to change '/tmp/debug.log' to something else - e.g. 'c:\debug.log' if you're on Windows.








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