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[Solved] Bonk upon login

apbarrattapbarratt New
edited June 2011 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8
I've only just installed Vanilla after discovering it earlier this morning.

It all seems good but after enabling one of the other built in themes (the embed safe one) I started getting a Bonk page. I changed it back to the default theme but I still get the bonk page. If I clear the cache to sign out, it works find, so it's only happening when I've logged in.

Also, because I cleared my browser history, I can't work out the address to get back into dashboard because, the bonk page doesn't have the dashboard button.

Please help :(


  • I've managed to get back into dashboard but still not sure what to do about the bonk :(
  • OK, I don't know why, but switching to the mobile theme and back fixed it.
  • Seems now it only happens with anything other than the default theme. This is a problem as I need to use the Embed-Friendly theme.
  • uuuuhm... use the edit button next times.
    When you get a Bonk error, follow these steps:
    It's usually a problem with write permissions on the templates_c directory

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  • Woops, sorry, didn't think of that, will do next time.

    I've got the dev error screen now though I'm struggling to work out what it's telling me. The error occured on or near "/library/vendors/Smarty-2.6.25/libs/Smarty.class.php" on line 1113: "trigger_error("Smarty error: $error_msg", $error_type);"

    I've also got a lot of backtrace data but won't post it unless you want me to.

    Where is the templates_c directory you spoke about? I wouldn't be surprised if it is a permissions issue as you suggested.

  • Well, I'm baffled, it's just all started working, I didn't change anything, it just started working, oh well. Thanks for your help UnderDog.
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