Ok, we are talking about Gallery now, not Coppermine? I apologize for my ignorance, but you'll have to tell me if what I did was correct or not. Specifically:
I used notepad to create a file that only reads "AddType php-cgi .php", saved it as ".htaccess", and uploaded it via WS_FTP set to ASCII into my "gallery" directory. Is that right?
Apparently I did it wrong, because it now introduces a whole slew of error messages where previously gallery had reported success:
"Warning! Apache is not obeying your .htaccess file. Try entering the following into your web server's httpd.conf file:
AllowOverride Options FileInfo
"Warning! Magic quotes are on. Your webserver owner can turn them off by putting:
magic_quotes_gpc = Off
in your php.ini file"
Neither one of these error messages existed before I uplaoded that .htaccess I created (possibly erroneously). In my last attempt at installing gallery, both of those lines had reported success. Nothing has changed since then other than the new .htaccess file.
I fear I have now screwed things up even further...