Friday, March 25, 2011

#2002 Cannot log in to the MySQL server

If you're getting "#2002 Cannot log in to the MySQL server" when logging in to phpmyadmin on mac os, try editing phpmyadmin/config.inc.php and change:
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['host'] = 'localhost';
to:
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['host'] = '127.0.0.1';

Did the trick for me (after spending 2 hours on it).

11 comments:

  1. Thank you! I've spend nearly 1 hour too. Until happened to spot your post.

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  2. I appreciate your help. you save my time as well.
    I search around web and only find yours work.

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  3. i cant find editing phpmyadmin/config.inc.php so please tell me what the solution this problem exactly and i am using win7 os

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    1. Hi Milind,
      Sorry I don't have the answer for this one, I've never actually tried to run it in a Windows environment. If you figure it out though I'd really appreciate you posting the solution here as I am sure someone else could benefit.

      Thanks,
      Ryan

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  4. This helped me as well! thank you very much

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  5. You can also SET SESSION and SET GLOBAL query, in case if you want to make a change while the MySQL is running. dbdesigner.net

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