[Pmwiki-users] Fatal error

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud
Tue Dec 28 07:35:40 CST 2004

On Mon, Dec 27, 2004 at 03:55:28PM -0800, Randal2k wrote:
> i keep getting,
> Fatal error: session_start(): Failed to initialize storage module:
> user (path: /tmp) in
> /hsphere/local/home/randal2k/games.xfugue.com/wiki/scripts/sessionauth.php
> on line 9
> any ideas? or quick fixes?

Looks like PHP doesn't have write permission to /tmp and so it's unable
to store its session data?  (If so, that's a very strange configuration and
it ought to be fixed by your server administrator.)

Try creating a "tmp" directory in your home directory, give it 777
permissions, and add the following line to your config.php:


If that doesn't work, let me know and we can try a few other things.


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