I installed my PHP5, the cli, etc. MySQL 5.1, and phpmyadmin.
The phpmyadmin screen comes up but I cannot log in. No message. A little status bar flashes by red on the lower right of the window, but no other messages.
I can access MySQL via the command line
mysql -u root -pthepassword
I can see and access the phpmyadmin db and run queries from the command line.
I can run <?php
And everything looks fine.
There seems to be some communications break down between the db and phpmyadmin. And no informative error messages.