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  • Hi all,

    Ubuntu 12.04 desktop 64bit

    I have WordPress installed locally. It was working and can be started on browser running /localhost/wordpress/wp-admin/

    For unknown reason now it only starts a blank page.

    I found some postings here on similar problem. Unfortunately none of them can help me out.

    Please help. TIA


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  • Hi,

    Thanks for your advice.

    I fixed the problem by removing “blackbird” folder/directory on;


    Now the the login page comes back.

    I wonder whether it would be the permission problem on “blackbird”? What will be its permission;

    www-data root?

    I’m prepared to install this theme again.


    Always use sudo chmod -R 777 htdocs or www-data

    Hi dyrer,

    Thanks for your advice. I’ll try it later.

    IIRC I tried before:
    755 www-data

    without breakthrough still a blank page started.

    I’m now testing WP locally installing it on VM

    host Ubuntu 12.04 desktop 64bit
    VM (guset) Ubuntu 12.04 desktop 64bit
    Virtualizer Oracle VirtualBox

    I have several VMs cloned running the same OS for testing WP. In case of problem I just delete the VM

    I found following document;
    Installing Processing in Ubuntu 12.04

    but was stuck on;
    $ sudo update-alternatives –install /usr/bin/javac javac

    update-alternatives: --install needs <link> <name> <path> <priority>
    Usage: update-alternatives [<option> ...] <command>
      --install <link> <name> <path> <priority>
        [--slave <link> <name> <path>] ...
                               add a group of alternatives to the system.
      --remove <name> <path>   remove <path> from the <name> group alternative.
      --remove-all <name>      remove <name> group from the alternatives system.
      --auto <name>            switch the master link <name> to automatic mode.
      --auto <name>            switch the master link <name> to automatic mode.
      --display <name>         display information about the <name> group.
      --query <name>           machine parseable version of --display <name>.
      --list <name>            display all targets of the <name> group.
      --get-selections         list master alternative names and their status.
      --set-selections         read alternative status from standard input.
      --config <name>          show alternatives for the <name> group and ask the
                               user to select which one to use.
      --set <name> <path>      set <path> as alternative for <name>.
      --all                    call --config on all alternatives.
    <link> is the symlink pointing to /etc/alternatives/<name>.
      (e.g. /usr/bin/pager)
    <name> is the master name for this link group.
      (e.g. pager)
    <path> is the location of one of the alternative target files.
      (e.g. /usr/bin/less)
    <priority> is an integer; options with higher numbers have higher priority in
      automatic mode.
      --altdir <directory>     change the alternatives directory.
      --admindir <directory>   change the administrative directory.
      --log <file>             change the log file.
      --force                  allow replacing files with alternative links.
      --skip-auto              skip prompt for alternatives correctly configured
                               in automatic mode (relevant for --config only)
      --verbose                verbose operation, more output.
      --quiet                  quiet operation, minimal output.
      --help                   show this help message.
      --version                show the version.

    I have no idea how to proceed further.


    Hi dyrer,

    Tried again installing blackbird theme.

    # ls -ald /usr/share/wordpress/wp-content/themes/blackbird/
    drwxr-xr-x 7 www-data www-data 4096 Jan 30 14:44 /usr/share/wordpress/wp-content/themes/blackbird/

    # chmod 777 -R /usr/share/wordpress/wp-content/themes/blackbird

    # ls -ald /usr/share/wordpress/wp-content/themes/blackbird
    drwxrwxrwx 7 www-data www-data 4096 Jan 30 15:12 /usr/share/wordpress/wp-content/themes/blackbird

    Still the same on browsing “localhost/wordpress/wp-admin/
    only a blank screen

    Also tried rebooting


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