Today I encountered a sudden problem with administrator login of Joomla 1.7 in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The error messages was something like this:
Login: 500 - An error has occurred!
The files were downloaded from LIVE site and tried to run in my laptop. In any case there was no lock.
After Googling sometime I found that it is because of something problems with permission settings for the Joomla folders. Actually in my case one of the required folders/directories “cache” was missed to be downloaded. So what I did to fix the error is:
1. Created the cache folder myself and gave 777 permissions.
2. Gave 777 permissions to following folders:
3. Set all the files 644 permission and 755 for all rest of the folders (except images).
Though sometimes the error message could be due to something else too but in my case it worked like a charm. So I thought that I should share at least someone might be facing the same problem can get some information to fix.
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