I'm doing a fresh install of drupal7 on Ubuntu following these instructions.

When I get to the point of running the install script (by pointing the browser at localhost/drupal7/install.php) it just gives a blank screen.

Most questions/help about the Drupal blank screen relate to site setup but as this is a new install, I haven't created any sites yet so am unable to figure out what to do.

Does anyone know how to debug or move past this issue?

  • just check the file error_log in the Drupal root directory. See if you find any errors there.
    – AgA
    Jan 5, 2014 at 13:04

1 Answer 1


You can edit your settings.php file and add

ini_set("display_error" , 1);    
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    While it's not an answer of great quality, it could be helpful in debugging, which the question is about.
    – Letharion
    Jan 5, 2014 at 14:38
  • Thanks Bala for the information i am a new bee. It solved my problem so i thought it to shared it with others.
    – sahil
    Jan 6, 2014 at 7:35
  • Dear Letharion How can i improve the quality. Please share some knowladge. Thanks in advance.
    – sahil
    Jan 6, 2014 at 7:38

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