Re: 404 for groups
I meant that I had googled the 404 error text, and the hits for blank html with that code tended to be relating to PHP. Also further googling suggested a similar White Screen of Death for wpmu, with various fixes (one was removing trailing blank spaces after the final > of a php page).
I’m at the office now, going to show people here the work done to date. Next chance I get I’ll prolly reboot the server, reload files, and finally re-install, but that may not be until Thursday.
Thanks for the help. (nb there’s a guy posting with problems on his site (iqcuties) who runs on the same webhost as me, who is having problems. just wonder if there is some server config or something not right.