Hey there Robert, thanks for your reply.
The first link above addresses a login problem that occurs when people try to login with an incorrect username or password. Immediately after I install moodle I try to login with admin, guest, and even a bogus account that I create and I always get redirected back to moodle's home page. This occurs with Firefox and IE 6. Also, I manually set the bogus user account's "auth" field to "manual" instead of "email" so it shouldn't have anything to do with pop3 authentication. (I did this because I do not have an SMTP server running on my computer. Is this a MUST even though I don't plan on using it?)
I tried to follow the second forum but I wasn't sure exactly what I should do. I did the following to try and fix the problem:
- modify my config.php file to the text listed below
- change secureforms to false in the file default.php
<?php /// Moodle Configuration File
$CFG->dbtype = 'mysql';
$CFG->dbhost = 'localhost';
$CFG->dbname = 'moodle';
$CFG->dbuser = 'moodleuser';
$CFG->dbpass = 'moodleuser';
$CFG->dbpersist = false;
$CFG->prefix = '';
$CFG->wwwroot = 'http://10.227.195.108/moodle'; (this was originally http://localhost/moodle)
$CFG->dirroot = 'c:\\inetpub\\wwwroot\\moodle';
$CFG->dataroot = 'c:\\inetpub\\wwwroot\\moodledata';
$CFG->admin = 'admin';
$CFG->directorypermissions = 00777; // try 02777 on a server in Safe Mode
// MAKE SURE WHEN YOU EDIT THIS FILE THAT THERE ARE NO SPACES, BLANK LINES,
// RETURNS, OR ANYTHING ELSE AFTER THE TWO CHARACTERS ON THE NEXT LINE.
Shucks, I REALLY want to base my master's thesis on Learning Management Systems but I kinda have to have one working before I can say anything about it.
If it would help to know any additional information feel free to ask me as I have plenty of time to try and troubleshoot this installation.