Phpmyadmin error

I keep getting this error with phpmyadmin:

phpMyAdmin - Error

Cannot start session without errors, please check errors given in your PHP and/or webserver log file and configure your PHP installation properly.

I am using version:


When I clear my recent history, it resolves. When I check the webserver error log, there are no errors.


Not that I can remember the exact error I had but it was something similar but if you have changed the password for mysql then this could cause the issue.

Try a reinstall.

Just went through this myself testing an application locally. I Googled the error and found out it was phpMyAdmin having issues with the sessions in the application … and other cookies. As you noticed when you clear your cache the error went away so I can only assume you are having the same problem.

I ended up using a different browser for phpMyAdmin from what I was using to test (Chrome / FF)

Don’t know if there’s a ‘fix’ for it but that is in fact the issue, luckily I don’t use MySQL enough to worry about it.

I will try it.

I just downloaded Chrome. I really like it. Maybe will stick with it. Also, the problem of cache did go away with chrome.

Are you working on a mac with MAMP… I sometimes get that and just restart MAMP and it goes away

No, sorry it’s linux on a pc.