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May 16th, 2011, 07:26 PM
For anybody who can help, I'm currently getting the following error if I try to open phpMyAdmin in Xampp:

>phpMyAdmin -

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

Before I installed Xampp I had an apache2 server installed from the repositories together with phpMyAdmin. I tried solving the error by installing a fresh copy of Xampp and removing the apache2 as well as phpMyAdmin.
However the same problem persisted.

If I start the lampp server, everything starts fine. No errors or problems is given.

I run ubuntu 11.04. I've never got this error in the past using Xampp.

Does anybody have the same problem or can anybody help?


May 17th, 2011, 02:57 PM
The usual fix for this is to clear the cookies in your browser and restart apache:

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

If you still have problems, try the PMA forums: http://sourceforge.net/projects/phpmyadmin/forums
or come talk to us on #phpmyadmin at irc.freenode.net