Briefly, I love Linux and OpenSuse. There are many reason I choose this instead of other distros.
I do not post often, usually can find someway to fix things. I also tend to not word things very well.
I am an instructor in 11 & 12 grade - information technology lab in Ohio USA
We do hardware and software, web design with html, php, js and MySQL/Maria ( we sneak in a little phpmyadmin ) in Kate/Kwrite, c/c++ with SDL/SDL2 in Kate/Kwrite, networking, graphics with Gimp and Blender, Basic Information Tech. We used to do plc controls and electronics but, times change.
I have used Suse in the lab and for my network since before I bought the Enterprise 9.0.
I put together the network that took care of our building for a number of years, knowing little of networking before I started.
I have a BSEET but at heart I am a farm boy.
Switching from 42.3 to 15.0 gave a couple of problems, some re-installs. I thought 15.1 seemed a little more settled but I am having a weird issue.
I have my student each using Apache for their web design portion and to make a portfolio.
On trying to install, we had 14 drives ( only since using different drives worked ) that it would not install on. It would crash at the partition, expert settings when we would try to delete all. A blue screen with red box telling an error and options.
Now with new drives and all systems installed, accessing each systems website remotely, via other machines in lab is not working.
Locally, on any machine, the site works fine: html, JS, Php, links, folders, etc.
Remotely, you can mainly, only get the sites main document ( index.html or php ) but nothing or very little else. It looks as though you might have been quickly redirected back to the root document ( htdocs/index.xxxx ) when you try to go into another folder although some folder are accessible though broken in various ways.
These systems all have the same hardware with the exception that some have nvidia 750 ti and the rest 1050 ti.
There have been a total of 25 installs all acting the same. ( on 14 different machines. We have drive trays so they can store / use their drives. 3 classes use the lab, my juniors -AM, seniors PM and an adult class - evening [they use windose])
these machine were in upgraded and in use all of last year and part of the previous.
Plasma desktop. USB - with live network install.
Each system can view the Internet with no issues.
Each system can view my system with no problems ( still 42.3 Apache 5.x.x as I have been too busy to upgrade yet myself )
From my 42.3 system, their sites are broken as well.
all ownership of htdocs ( -R ) is wwwrun:www ( their machines are behind my firewall and not Internet accessible, I am not concerned about intense security )
all permissions are ( 775 htdocs -R )
there is no firewall on any internal machines.
I have looked in the Apache error and access logs, there are no errors with debug level turned on.
The access log shows: get [path/] file name(s) 200 and the proper file size, the requesting IP, …
it simply does not show up in the requesting remote browser.
we primarily use Firefox ( 68.0.2 ) but neither chrome ( latest install ) or konquoror work.
You can maybe fill a thimble with the knowledge I have.
I have compared files and folders with ones that kind of work with ones that do not - nothing I can see.
I have resaved, renamed, all files in root ( no folders for images, etc ) - nothing.
If I find the way to do it, I want to down grade apache from 7.x.x back to what 15.0 would have had.
I plan on trying the “bad” drives with 15.0 since I used a live version and gparted to format some of those drives. ( some really do seem bad - hard to say how )
With 15.0 installed, I will see if the drive is alright and if Apache works well from there.
I have installed so many times over time, there are occasional things but not like this across the whole lab.
I do have a server installed at home with 15.1 minimal and Apache 7.2.5 but different hardware and Apache seems to work fine on it. ( I am going to do more testing on it too )
However my personal machine I did upgrade to 15.1 over the summer and Apache is “broken” on it also. If I look at my machine with my wife’s computer or with a phone or tablet, the site is there, partly, but broken.
The one exception so far has been a server install vs KDE Plasma, I really can’t see this being an issue either.
Since both these machines are at home, I plan to start looking for some difference.
Has anyone had anything similar?
something I can try / test / look for?
thanks in advance for your time and trouble.