I'm just getting familiar with Magento after many years of using X-Cart, and after not working on my test site for a two weeks it developed a problem.
None of the SAVE CONFIG buttons, or the ability to save anything for that matter, now works on the site.
I successfully installed the PHP 5.4 Patch, the APPSEC-212, patch for the CMS, and the SUPEE-2725 patch for Discover Card validation, but now little seems to work. I reverted the files and that made no difference, so I do not believe this is patch related, although it may be a server setting somewhere. (The server is running CentOS 5.10 x86-64 standard)
I was able to clear the cache files (those buttons worked), but any type of content or config update does nothing. No error message ... nothing. I also tried using different browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, even IE), and all are the latest releases. Latest versions of Java and Flash are also installed.
The system I work from is Windows 8.1, which may matter, but it was working fine just over a week ago.
Also, Dev Logging is turned OFF and I cannot turn it on. Where is this switch located in the database, and I will manually enable it?
Any ideas or suggestions?
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This is what I'm seeing:
GET XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/js/prototype/validation.js 404 (Not Found) (index):32
Uncaught ReferenceError: Validation is not defined js.js:606
Uncaught ReferenceError: Validation is not defined form.js:117
Uncaught ReferenceError: Validation is not defined form.js:34
Uncaught ReferenceError: Validation is not defined (index):3181
body.scrollTop is deprecated in strict mode. Please use 'documentElement.scrollTop' if in strict mode and 'body.scrollTop' only if in quirks mode. tools.js:343
body.scrollLeft is deprecated in strict mode. Please use 'documentElement.scrollLeft' if in strict mode and 'body.scrollLeft' only if in quirks mode. filler.js:1359
When clicking on the "SAVE CONFIG" button I receive this error:
Uncaught TypeError: Cannot call method 'submit' of undefined (index):771
UPDATE 2014/02/19 # # # # #
Both the validation.js and validation.js.orig files are in the proper location.
Folder permission is 755 and file permissions are set to 644
NOTE: This installation has no additional extensions or themes, so there should be nothing other than default Magento making any changes to anything.