access denied !! (yikes)
after I created a new password, stored that password, and refreshed phpMyAdmin (after noticing no change had been made indicating if a password had been set) I was denied access.
#1045 - Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO)
phpMyAdmin tried to connect to the MySQL server, and the server rejected the connection. You should check the host, username and password in your configuration and make sure that they correspond to the information given by the administrator of the MySQL server.`
where can i go to check this stuff?
I haven't been in Win8 with XAMPP for quite awhile. I've converted to Debian Linux. I think the least painful remedy will be uninstalling XAMPP and then re-installing. As I recall I had no problems with XAMPP. I even found it quite simple to set up multiple virtual hosts. If I recall, when I installed XAMPP I didn't set any password. Since this setup is only for development I wouldn't be too worried about passwords.
That worked.. simply uninstall everything and reinstall. Tedious as all get-up, but I can now get back on track.
"Tedious", like the goings-on of our hero in the movie "Edge Of Tomorrow", which I watched while I was re-doing all this stuff. Appropriate now that I think about it. (Cool movie too. Someone's got to add it to the treehouse-movie-db schema.. or what's-it-called -- it seems I've got alot of learning to do here)
OKAY everyone, back to normal. As You Were! I'm good here. Thank you.