Thank you very much for taking the time to check out this problem at home.
Why am I not surprised that Microsoft's browser is part of the problem in this situation, Oswald?
(I have been a Mac enthusiast since 1986 and a Linux user for about six months, but I do not want to venture from the topic at hand; my implication, however, is clear!)
Kai (Oswald), could you please give me the URL for the Phoenix browser? I will also search the Web. I did have Netscape and MSIE on the same PC at one point, but it caused me problems and I went with MSIE for reasons of compatibility.
I will be happy to experiment with Phoenix, Oswald. In addition, I have found some limitations with Konqueror running KDE in Linux and I would like to install Phoenix in SuSE Linux Pro. (I assume that Phoenix is open source?)
Don't worry about the confusion about Judaism, Oswald. Before I set that site's e-mail address to bounce all messages (because of spam), I used to get death threats from antisemites. (They lost their accounts with their ISPs, needless to say!)
Oswald, I have a triple-boot PC (Windows 2000 Pro, XP Pro, and SuSE Linix Pro) and I use BootMagic. I have BootMagic set to require a password for each OS and then each OS has a password. The only way someone could get at PHPMYADMIN is if I left the computer on with XP Pro running and they accessed the PC. I tend to be paranoid about security, however.
Fianlly, Oswald, did you try the variation on my setup with MSIE, using 'cookie', but not specifying a password, or did you duplicate my setup exacly (entering and 'root' password in the configuration file)? I am just wondering if I can use MSIE if I do not put the password in the configuration file. (I can, of course, try this setup myself, but if you have tried it and it failed, then there is no need for me to repeat the process.)
Thanks very much, Oswald, for all of your help and your time! I hope that the problem with MSIE can be resolved. (Microsoft makes Windows so that the OS is "hostile" to other browsers besides its own.)
P.S. -- I finished looking at your Web site last night. It's great!
Kai Seidler wrote:
Putting the root password into the phpmyadmin configurations file depends on what you want:
1.) If you want easy access with phpmyadmin you will set 'auth_type' to 'config' and insert also the root password. You now can access without any manual authentication. You and everybody else.
2.) A better way is to set 'auth_type' to 'cookie' and not insert the root password into the phpmyadmin configuration file. phpmyadmin will now ask you about the password.
Ok, that's the theroretical background.
In your case it should work the way you configured your system. Last night I did the same configuration to my system. And: it worked.
But only at the first sight.
The problem is: with Internet Explorer it doesn't work but with my favourite browser Phoenix (a Mozilla based browser) it worked perfectly. If I use IE I saw the login form but after entering user name and passwort and pressing the login-button I got back to an empty login form and not to the friendly phpmyadmin.
So I think it's a problem with phpMyAdmin and IE!
David, could you please try it with another browser? Netscape or Opera or Phoenix? Phoenix is by the way my absolute favourite browser (for Linux and Windows).
P.S.: I visited your homepage and thought you were Jewish. But of course I couln't be sure. But "Shalom" as you say means "peace" and that's always a good greeting. And so it finally doesn't matter of what kind of belief someone is.