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I'm running a ubuntu 10.10 server, and have installed phpmyadmin via apt so that I can easily keep it up to date.

The install went well, and I can access the site, however when I try to log in I get an error:

#1045 - Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES)

The strange part is that the username and password are correct - logging in with the same credentials via the command line interface works just fine.

Phpmyadmin was configured automatically by apt using db-conf if I recall correctly.

Any suggestions on why phpmyadmin is misbehaving this way?

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Maybe db-conf configured phpMyAdmin different than expected and now it tries to connect to MySQL not on localhost but some public IP. Check config for dbhost not equal localhost or 127.0.0.1:

grep -E 'host|dbserver' /etc/phpmyadmin/config.inc.php
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Unfortunately, that's not it. The config.inc.php sets the dbserver to localhost if it is empty in config-db.php, which it is. –  Zxaos Jul 28 '11 at 15:52

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