Re: tomcat displaying blank pages
This is just my 2 cents on the issue, your mileage may vary:
if you are running OpenSUSE 11.0 you need to install the following:
This will also install a bunch of dependencies. I did the install and it looks like Tomcat stuff is "shotgun" installed all over the place and makes a bunch of sym links to the various config, webapps, logging locations.
it looks like you don't have a fully installed Tomcat because those errors indicate you don't have the tomcat-juli.jar file installed. Tomcat is trying to write/cycle the log files and cannot.
Personally I never install Tomcat this way. I use the binaries from Apache Tomcat - Apache Tomcat and use the install guide links they offer.
Lots of good info there. I've installed a couple dozen Tomcat servers this way for work and it never fails me.
My Karma ran over your dogma.