GUI - can't view logs

Fairly new to setting up the asterisk system, have most things running fine on ubuntu 8.10. Asterisk was installed via the debian packages, the gui is the latest 2.0 branch using svn. (reports r4493)

Problem - When clicking to view the logs and cdr logs, the display area is blank. I haven’t figured enough about how asterisk runs to know what the relevant conf files are, but assumed that the gui would check the path that is set for the logs. The log files are filling correctly in /var/log/asterisk/ so this appears to be completely a gui issue.
The cdr log method is csv and the file contains info.
thanks for the help!