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I got this error when I was trying to get my drupal installation authenticate using the local ldap directory. Initially, I had thought that I was getting error because of my ldap settings. Then I enabled error reporting on my site, that is when this error was displayed to me.

This error is caused, I suppose due to the missing package php5-ldap in the system. After I installed this package using apt-get and restarted apache2, LDAP authentication wroked fine.


Occasionally a site user or developer will navigate to a page and suddenly the page content disappears, and is completely blank. No content. No errors. Nothing. This often, but not always, happens after updating a module, theme, or Drupal core. This is what is referred to by most members of the Drupal community as the White Screen of Death or WSOD. There are several reasons why this might occur, and therefore several possible solutions to the issue.

For how to solve this problem, look here.

Enable Error Reporting

Although it may be turned off on commercial hosts and production sites (for good reason, so that users do not see the errors), these errors are one of your best tools for troubleshooting. To enable error reporting, temporarily edit your index.php file (normally located in your root directory) directly after the first opening PHP tag (do not edit the actual file info!) to add the following:


ini_set('display_errors', TRUE);
ini_set('display_startup_errors', TRUE);

// $Id: index.php,v 1.94 2007/12/26...

You will now be able to see any errors that are occurring directly on the screen. Memory problems may still not be displayed, but it’s the first step in a process of elimination.

If you are using a multi-site setup and only want errors to appear for one site, then check the name of the host first as in:

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