The username and password strings for a Linux installation can be found on line 151 and 153 of env_settings.php. All of the settings for the Linux distribution begin at line 134 of the file.
// The mysql user who will make all the db calls
$sql_user = 'sqluser';
// The mysql user's password
$sql_pwd = 'sqlpassword';
This username and password MUST be a valid user on your mysql database
. Are you using phpMyAdmin to work with your MySQL database? You should change these strings to match the username and password that you have set up when you created the database. (Do NOT use the 'root' user).
Note: This username and password is NOT the same as the user that you need to use to log in to ARK. Once you see the login screen, you need to put in a username and password on that is valid on ARK. The example ARK has the user Jane Doe.
Once you log in as Jane Doe, you will be able to create and administer new users on the system.
If you are still having problems, please get in touch. If you are getting a plain 'white' page or 'blank' page, this means that something in your setup is calling a fatal error. The default setting in ARK is to turn off error reporting. You can increase the error reporting by changing the settings at the top of the "config/settings.php" file. Try sending me any erors that you get reported after you turn error reporting up to "e_all"