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Old 12-20-2009, 08:31 AM   #1
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phpmyadmin shows blank page; no "phpmyadmin" database in mysql

I have all the basic components of a LAMP server working -- I can bring up the phpinfo() site from my local server on my Kubuntu 9.04 system using Apache 2.2 and PHP5; and I can open MySQL and manipulate data as expected.

However, when I point my browser to http://localhost/phpmyadmin I get a blank page in the browser.

I've read through several postings relating to this sort of problem, in various forums, and have tried all the tips and tricks recommended -- or at least all those I could follow -- and my browser window is still snowy white.

Looking at the config-db.php file, I see a line that defines $dbuser='phpmyadmin'; and another that defines $dbname='phpmyadmin';

I take this to mean that in MySQL I should see a user named phpmyadmin and a database with the same name. I do find the user by that name, but I do not find a phpmyadmin database.

My questions, then, are these:
1) Am I correct in assuming that there should be a phpmyadmin database in MySQL?
2) If so, is there some way to automatically generate that database?
3) If no automatic way, where might I find information about what tables, fields, and records need to be included in such a database?

Or, if I'm looking in entirely the wrong direction, maybe someone can point me in a more useful one.
Old 12-20-2009, 08:35 AM   #2
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I'm not sure what you have or have not done so far... Have a look here:
Old 12-20-2009, 12:23 PM   #3
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Following that link doesn't take me anyplace useful, but if I lop off the extra "http://" from the front, I get to the homepage. From there, I find a link to phpmyadmin.php4 (which link is labeled "PHPMyAdmin installation").

I've checked all the points mentioned at that site. As I mentioned, I'm looking specifically for information about the need (or not) for a MySQL database named phpmyadmin.


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