Counter without numbers

Hi there!
I have CMS Version 1.6.4 and i’m running UBUNTU clients with V1.6.0.RC2
I set up counter module on the CMS but then the numbers wont apear on the client as they used to… Anything i write will appear but not the numbers.
As far as I remember, we did not have to write or copy any code to the module, right? Just create a new area, choose counter and that was it. Actually if i tick the box for the pop up and save, next time i open it it’s not ticked…
Can anyone help me with this?
Thanks a LOT