chevalier wrote:How is this possibly considered solved?
chmodding your whole Joomla installation to 777 is a hack, not a solution.
I don't know where you got this 777 but
If you have
Webserver to PHP interface: apache2handler
you most probably have problems with permissions.
You can chmod into 777 for the time you need and then change back
. If you want to be extra careful you can put your site offline.
Yes, this is solved as stated before and as the topic starter has said.
Remember backups before making any major changes to your site.