Manual talk:Common errors and symptoms/Archive 1

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Try flipping ImageMagick off in LocalSettings.php and just letting Mediawiki use GD Graphics Library to convert the image.
$wgUseImageMagick = false;

Per information found on Manual:Image_Administration#SVG:

The GD library is not capable of converting SVG images to the PNG format, at least according to Joen Asmussen's June 2008 NoScope blog.

Rumpsenate 16:33, 18 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Another reason for a blank page

Maybe it is usefull, to add the following hint?


Error about session data lost

The "lost session data" message occurs often when preview is on in the editing page. Even if you turn previewing off, category pages will trigger the error because they try to preview the page on first edit even if previewing is turned off. A pain. The question is, why does previewing cause this error when nothing else does? --Gullion 18:31, 8 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The error "Your session data was lost! Check your php.ini and make sure session.save_path is set to an appropriate directory." could in my case be solved by enabling cookies for the site. --Manscher (talk) 07:33, 8 March 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Category page is not updated or created when adding a page to it

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This happens when the DB updates are not yet started/done. Look at Manual:Job queue. To speed up job execution, look at Manual:$wgJobRunRate, Manual:$wgRunJobsAsync, and Manual:$wgUpdateRowsPerJob.

Original Support Desk topic suggesting to put this entry here: Topic:T9bp2ot4rm6lkula

I've added Manual:Common errors and symptoms/Archive 1#Category pages, Special:Whatlinkshere and file usage aren't being updated to it. --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 18:48, 31 August 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]


This page should probably be translatable. LegoFan4000 (talk) 15:31, 9 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Maintenance script errors

Should be separate section under PHP errors, since they are reliably appearing in command lines, and the PHP invoked is not the same as that invoked by apache or other web servers.

Manual_talk:Maintenance_scripts#Maintenance_scripts_failing_due_to_.22cannot_access.22_clearly_working_localhost_port has an example of the kind of problems you can get into, and some of the issues (lack of "php-mysql", version variances, different permissions for root vs. access accounts, sudo, etc.) that can cause even a fully functioning database not to be accessible via maintenance scripts.

directing users to StackOverflow?

Since there are many mediawiki questions answered on StackOverflow and often more attentively than here, should a set of links to searches there be included? It would at least prevent poor bastards from wasting their time on nonsense like Quora or Yahoo Answers.

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