I have been going through the configuration for SilverStripe on Ubuntu with PHP5 and made sure I have everything installed and configured how it says to do so read, compared my phpinfo to others I have seen on the interwebs and still seem to be having a bit of an issue.
As can be seen from the attached screenshots, I am missing the full area where the editing occurs. I have read the access and error logs and do not see any issues.
I am going to try and re-install from a clean install of Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty and see how it goes from there, it could have been a configuration issue somewhere is a bit whacky. Is possible as I had been working with Liferay before and that was not a simple piece of work at all -- Particularly with the templating and such.
After re-installing the system, all is now working as it should have originally. I think in trying to originally get Liferay up and running once upon a time, I likely had made a change deeper in my system that shouldn't have been changed. All is hunky dorey now!