404 Nginx error - Ubuntu 14.04 Rails

Hey guys,

I am following this tutorial with my own rails project:

And I keep arriving at a 404 Nginx not found error. Printing out the log I recieved this error: 2014/11/16 14:08:13 [error] 20149#0: *29 “/home/rails/whattodo/public/index.html” is not found (2: No such file or directory), client:, server: , request: “GET / HTTP/1.1”, host: “” 2014/11/16 14:08:14 [error] 20149#0: *29 open() “/home/rails/whattodo/public/favicon.ico” failed (2: No such file or directory), client:, server: , request: “GET /favicon.ico HTTP/1.1”, host: “”.

Here is my nginx file: server { listen 80 default_server; passenger_enabled on; passenger_app_env development; root /home/rails/whattodo/public; }

I added this file, even though I didn’t think it would be necessary, and still the error remains. Any help or directions you think I should be heading to solve this problem would be greatly appreciated!

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The best solution I could find to this after searching a lot was to re-install and configure nginx with phusion passenger

sudo apt-get purge nginx nginx-common nginx-full
sudo apt-get install nginx
sudo nano /etc/nginx/nginx.conf
# uncomment 'passenger_root' & 'passenger_ruby' paths accordingly
sudo nano /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/default
# replace with:
server {
    listen 80 default_server;
    listen [::]:80 default_server ipv6only=on;

    passenger_enabled on;
    rails_env    production;
    root         /home/deploy/myapp/current/public;

    # redirect server error pages to the static page /50x.html
    error_page   500 502 503 504  /50x.html;
    location = /50x.html {
        root   html;
sudo service nginx restart