I am a student of php/mysql. I have installed apache, php, mysql, phpmyadmin in local host. My operating system is Vista. Everything worked fine except phpmyadmin.
When I open phpmyadmin, It shows the error message " Cannot start session without errors, please check errors given in your PHP and/or webserver log file and configure your PHP installation properly."
you should take a look at your php error log. Or if this is only for testing you should turn on all errors (including notices) so you can see every error on the page.
There's a solution I found in the Internet, with exact wordings to your error message, here's the solution for your reference.
- Set session.auto_start to "1" (Enable) from "0" (Disable) in php.ini
- Set $cfg['Servers'][$i][ 'auth_type'] to "http" from "cookie" in config.inc.php (phpMyAdmin)
This solution is just FOR YOUR REFERENCE only, I have not tested at all and you may try it at your own risk. Also, there may be more then one reason for the error message, which may have totally different solutions. I would suggest you to post more detail for your problem if you are not really sure what the above solution does (I'm not sure, too, so don't ask me).
Raver is correct, Apache has issues with not being an admin. Personally, I'd install XAMPP because it's simpler and whatnot. Sure, it's not as rewarding but it gets the job done.