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I just installe Q2A following all the instructions.  On the final step of visiting the URL I only see the following text in the web browser instead of installation instructions.


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I started commenting things out and this text seemed to happen at line 158 of "qa-include/qa-index.php":


Q2A version: Latest
closed with the note: Disabled zlib by adding this to my .htaccess file:  php_flag zlib.output_compression off
There is an option in config.php to turn off compression (for when your server already compresses output). Set it to false:

define('QA_HTML_COMPRESSION', false);
Good to know.  Thanks.  Hopefully this question can help others.