MySQL server has gone away

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MySQL server has gone away

Post by Faraboot » Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:12 pm

MySQL server has gone away SQL=SELECT AS value, a.title AS text, a.level, a.menutype, a.type, a.template_style_id, a.checked_out FROM jos_menu AS a LEFT JOIN `jos_menu` AS b ON a.lft > b.lft AND a.rgt < b.rgt WHERE a.published != -2 GROUP BY, a.title, a.level, a.menutype, a.type, a.template_style_id, a.checked_out, a.lft ORDER BY a.lft ASC
Error loading component: com_media, 1
Error loading module MySQL server has gone away SQL=SELECT, m.title, m.module, m.position, m.content, m.showtitle, m.params, mm.menuid FROM jos_modules AS m LEFT JOIN jos_modules_menu AS mm ON mm.moduleid = LEFT JOIN jos_extensions AS e ON e.element = m.module AND e.client_id = m.client_id WHERE m.published = 1 AND e.enabled = 1 AND (m.publish_up = '0000-00-00 00:00:00' OR m.publish_up <= '2012-09-21 16:01:46') AND (m.publish_down = '0000-00-00 00:00:00' OR m.publish_down >= '2012-09-21 16:01:46') AND m.access IN (1,1,2,3) AND m.client_id = 1 AND (mm.menuid = 0 OR mm.menuid <= 0) ORDER BY m.position, m.ordering
i've no idea what it means, 1st time i've seen an error such as this. after a quick search i've read that it has to do with Extensions site having issues but that was some 2 yrs old post.
Problem occured once i've tried to install Warp Master Theme by YOOtheme ... format=raw, more exactly after trying to edit it. once i clicked on it next screen that leads to administration of theme poped up a warning message from above. i've jomres with bunch of plugins, yootheme witgetkit, and another theme installed, on a fresh Joomla! 2.5.7, everything up to date.
Any ideas?

Sean Clement
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Re: MySQL server has gone away

Post by Sean Clement » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:46 pm

You could have hit the 'mysql.connect_timeout' limit, you should check the 'PHP Information' tab within 'System Information'.

If you are hitting the limit, you will need to ask your hosts to increase the limit (they might not do it so you might have to find a different hosting provider).

Hope that helps.
Sean Clement
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