Hopefully I am not duplicating an already existing thread.
I get the following Firefox error when installing the empty template in the local install of XAMPP under Ubuntu:
XML Parsing Error: not well-formed
Line Number 53, Column 75:
At first I thought it had to do with read/write permissions, but the default SiverStripe template works fine, so it most likely doesn't.
So, I did duplicate an already existing thread. Next time, I'll have to do a better job of searching the forums before posting.
I was able to remove the xml error on the tutorial hompage by removing the first line "" in the page.ss located in /opt/lampp/htdocs/silverstripe/themes/tutorial folder. See help ticket http://open.silverstripe.com/ticket/3602 for details.
Hopefully, this xml error will be fixed in the next release of SilverStripe. It seems strange that I have to edit the tutorial theme to get it to work. I hope I don't have to do this for my own themes.