I have path aliasing, which gets the path from the title of the News article, working fine.
However, in the Google index, I noticed that the canonical URL for nodes is working as well. So, Google is indexing the node pages twice: with the canonical URL and with the path alias.
I want to disable the canonical URL for nodes, so I tried installing the node_page_disable module. It installed fine, and I enabled it with Drupal 6.
In http://www.example.com/admin/settings/site-information, there is a Default front page textbox, which by default contains node. If I remove node from the textbox, and save the settings, Drupal complains with:
Default front page field is required.
The module I installed adds a Retain /node as an active url? checkbox. If I click on that, I am required to remove node from the Default front page textbox.
How can I do it, since removing node causes Drupal to complain about a required value not given?