Web interface not working

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Expected Behaviour:

My pi’s ip address loads the web interface

Actual Behaviour:

I get a blank screen

Debug Token:


Your debug log shows that lighttpd (the admin GUI web server) is not running. Since there is no lighttpd log, we can’t look there for errors:

*** [ DIAGNOSING ]: Pi-hole processes
[✗] lighttpd daemon is inactive

*** [ DIAGNOSING ]: Dashboard and block page
[✗] Block page X-Header: X-Header does not match or could not be retrieved.

[✗] Web interface X-Header: X-Header does not match or could not be retrieved.

*** [ DIAGNOSING ]: contents of /var/log/lighttpd
/var/log/lighttpd does not exist.

Let’s take a look at other records and see what’s running on the ports used by Pi-Hole. What is the output of the following commands from the Pi terminal:

sudo systemctl status --full --no-pager lighttpd

sudo netstat -nltup | grep 'Proto\|:53 \|:5053 \|:5353 \|:8953 \|:67 \|:80 \|:471'

Unit lighttpd.service could not be found

Also, quick question. Does pi-hole affect VNC server from real VNC?


For the lighttpd problem, run pihole -r , select reconfigure, and when prompted install the web server.

This will recreate the repository:

cd /
sudo rm -rf /etc/.pihole
sudo git clone https://github.com/pi-hole/pi-hole /etc/.pihole

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But when I type my pi’s is address it still shows a blank screen.

The next step is to repeat the reconfigure and see if the error has cleared and if the reconfigure will complete.

Just realized the whole time I went to, not So sorry.:sweat_smile::joy:

Also it is not updating

Please generate a new debug log and post the token here.


*** [ DIAGNOSING ]: Core version
[i] Core: v4.3.2 (https://discourse.pi-hole.net/t/how-do-i-update-pi-hole/249)
[i] Branch: master
[i] Commit: v4.3.2-0-ge41c4b5

*** [ DIAGNOSING ]: Web version
[i] Web: v4.3.2 (https://discourse.pi-hole.net/t/how-do-i-update-pi-hole/249)
[i] Branch: master
[i] Commit: v4.3.2-0-g38d8e77

*** [ DIAGNOSING ]: FTL version
[✓] FTL: v4.3.1

You are updated to the latest version and it looks like your lighttpd problem is also resolved.

That’s weird. It just said there was a new version available.

Thanks for your help. Now I have to fix my pi’s audio problem and it’s vnc problem.

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