Thank you so much this helped me solve my issue. It appears my whole Lamp Server configuration failed.
Originally Posted by SynthesizersFTW
After I completed the steps above, I also received another error where at the bottom of the page I was getting read error message with
Connection for controluser as defined in your configuration failed.
I had to basically uninstall and re-intall phpmyadmin
Details can be found here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1152326&page=2
sudo apt-get remove phpmyadmin
sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin
All seems to working fine now