OK, this is driving me nuts. I've looked at the other threads related to this and I've tried everything and it just wont work.
Server = Ubuntu Linux, with Apache2 and PHP5,
I've tried it on 3 different browsers on 3 different computers. All of these browsers work just fine for a hosted version of WP 2.1 - so I know it's not the browser.
I've downloaded the latest and greatest version of widgets (1.2.1). Still no-go. I've tried putzing with scriptaculous in terms of where it's located, even tried plopping in the latest version of that tool...still no good (I've restored it back by the way).
If I leave everything in /wp-includes/js/scriptaculous, then I get zero drag and drop activity. If I move the scriptaculous.js file up one directory, then the widget selected shows a different color as if it's been selected, but it will not move.
If I ctl-F5 the admin page and watch an error console, before I touch anything, I see 'Position.absolutize is not a function' - which as far as I can tell, is a method contained in prototype.js...I've tried moving that file up one directory too to no effect.
If I try to move something, the error console shows a BUNCH of 'Position.prepare is not a function'.
Seems like something has not been properly included or something and I'm pulling my hair out here. Anybody got any bright ideas?