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Adding images to magento

Last Modified: 2012-05-12

Im having difficulty adding images to magento.

Ok i cleared cache etc to begin afresh. When adding a new image i get this error:
Image type and information need to be specified for each store view.

To resolve this i recursively set all /media/ and below to 0777 (owner root)

This then allows me to add the images (apparently).

After this i navigate to the shop and the images dont appear. In fact they have not uploaded.

The problem seems to be this:

To begin with all folders are set yo 777 and owner root | root
Then when new images are added, a new folder is created with owner astridandmiyu | psacln
It appears that magento cant then upload images to the new folder with the new owner|group combination.

Im totally stuck on how to proceed... I have noticed a conf file in VHOST that specifies:
SuexecUserGroup         astridandmiyu psacln

However when i try to edit this it gives the whole site a internal server erro....

Any suggestions? Im losing my mind!

For info im running magento on centos server.


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