Image files (jpg,png) could not be opened

Hi all,
Image files like .png and .jpg could not be opened when click on it. It
works fine for others like .txt or .xls. I got a prompt window where I
can select a program to open the file but for image files I got 404
error page.
mime.types file is in place and has image types.
Any help would be great,
Thanks a lot,

Posted at Nginx Forum:,172228,172228#msg-172228

The problem is solved. nginx does not send any request to thr server if
the file extension is .png or .jpg. The solution is to sedn this request
if file name is matched up with image file extension. Add this line to
location ~ .png$ {
proxy_pass http://mongrel;

The more general solution is to match an url, something like that:
location ^~/insight/show_file/ {
proxy_pass http://mongrel;

Both wok fine for me.
Maybe it will be helpful for somebody,

Posted at Nginx Forum:,172228,172268#msg-172268

On Fri, 2011-02-04 at 17:35 -0500, Irina wrote:

The problem is solved. nginx does not send any request to thr server if
the file extension is .png or .jpg.

This isn’t true, unless you’ve configured it this way.


What I would suggest, if you want help with your configuration, is to
post your config here so that people can see what you are trying to do.


Yes, you are right, I have this line in my config that conflicts when I
would like to open any image files.
location ~* .(ico|css|gif|js|jpe?g|png)(?[0-9]+)?$ {
add_header Cache-Control “must-revalidate”;
expires max;
But I need it otherwise pages will be loading extremely slow. So this
line along with my previous updates give me the correct behavior.

Posted at Nginx Forum:,172228,172890#msg-172890

I like to re-arrange my images within a file, placing related images
next to each other, regardless of the order that I photographed them in
(e.g. a macro shot of a building and a detail shot of the same building
photographed on a different day). Or, when doing a slide show I might
put comparable images next to each other. I have always been able to do
this while I had Windows XP and older programmes. Now I have Windows 7
and it wont let me move my images around - they just jump straight back
to the slot the computer has ‘chosen’ when I try to drag and drop one.
This is ridiculous!
What do I have to do to bypass the alph-numerical system - PLEASE can
someone help me!

Thanks! Helen

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