My Magento 18.104.22.168 installation is running fine except for this one thing. I can get to anything in the configuration area (anything I’ve tried, that is) except the payment method screen. When I try to access that, it returns a blank white screen and the dreaded 500 internal server error. I have checked the Apache error log, and here is the only thing I find from that pageload:
[Tue Feb 12 17:51:51 2013] [error] [client 204.197.xxx.xxx] client denied by server configuration: /home/username/public_html/dev/app/etc/local.xml
The above error actually logs whenever I access any configuration screen, not just that one.
I enabled Magento logging in the configuration, but no log files have been create at /var/log.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.