I attempted to publish this on serverfault but no luck to date.
I've got a local testing atmosphere inside a Fedora virtual machine. Oddly, assets (css and js files) don't appear to load. Searching at Firebug, I observe that the browser transmits the HTTP request with "Range bytes=-". The server responds with either a clear 200 OK or perhaps an empty 206 Partial Content.
Here's a good example:
Response Headers Date Mon, 23 November 2009 23:33:26 GMT Server Apache/2.2.13 (Fedora) Last-Modified Thu, 19 November 2009 22:58:55 GMT Etag "18-3aec-478c14dbee138" Accept-Ranges bytes Content-Length 15084 Content-Range bytes -15083/15084 Connection close Content-Type text/css Request Headers Host fedora.test User-Agent Mozilla/5. (X11 U Linux i686 en-US rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/20091105 Fedora/3.5.5-1.fc11 Opera/3.5.5 Accept text/css,*/*q=.1 Accept-Language en-us,enq=.5 Accept-Encoding gzip,deflate Accept-Charset ISO-8859-1,utf-8q=.7,*q=.7 Keep-Alive 300 Connection keep-alive Referer http://fedora.test/pictures/ Cookie __utma=26341546.1613992749.1258504422.1258569125.1258752550.4 __utmz=26341546.1258504422.1.1.utmcsr=(direct)utmccn=(direct)utmcmd=(none) PHPSESSID=tqf8jfmc77qihe97rl4tmhq685 Range bytes=- If-Range "18-3aec-478c14dbee138"
I'm not sure when the browser is delivering the incorrect request, or maybe it is the server that's carrying this out. Request designed to the outdoors (for example google statistics) will work fine.
This really is running in Fedora 11 in VirtualBox. Apache. PHP. The files are now being offered with the "shared folders" feature of VirtualBox (can it be related?).
First load (index.php):
Response Headers Date Tue, 24 November 2009 02:40:46 GMT Server Apache/2.2.13 (Fedora) X-Powered-By PHP/5.2.9 Expires Thu, 19 November 1981 08:52:00 GMT Cache-Control private Pragma no-cache Connection close Transfer-Encoding chunked Content-Type text/html charset=UTF-8 Request Headers Host fedora.test User-Agent Mozilla/5. (X11 U Linux i686 en-US rv:184.108.40.206) Gecko/20091105 Fedora/3.5.5-1.fc11 Opera/3.5.5 Accept text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xmlq=.9,*/*q=.8 Accept-Language en-us,enq=.5 Accept-Encoding gzip,deflate Accept-Charset ISO-8859-1,utf-8q=.7,*q=.7 Keep-Alive 300 Connection keep-alive Cookie PHPSESSID=ngh2n2co2gjj5kla6kafp85lh3 __utma=26341546.882012300.1259028363.1259028363.1259030442.2 __utmc=26341546 __utmz=26341546.1259028363.1.1.utmcsr=(direct)utmccn=(direct)utmcmd=(none) __utmb=263415220.127.116.119030442
No error logs may help me.
In my opinion it is really an problem with serving files in shared folders with virtual box. I'd this identical problem and was just in a position to resolve it moving the files to some non-shared directory. One factor you could try could be enabling followsymlinks. Regrettably after i was getting the problem, I could not find other people which was confirming similar issues.