Alvin Pastore

One Good Shepherd


and counting..


Sheffield, UK


PhD researcher @ The University Of Sheffield

Don’t tell me how educated you are,
tell me how much you traveled.

The Prophet Mohammed


a good shepherd’s thoughts

phpmyadmin login error ( Cannot log in to the MySQL server )

Having to set up a new desktop today, I was following the usual procedure for phpmyadmin:

– Put the phpmyadmin folder in /Library/WebServer/Documents/phpmyadmin

– Added the config folder with permissions: chmod o+w /Library/WebServer/Documents/phpmyadmin/config

– Generated with phpmyadmin setup (localhost/phpmyadmin/setup)

– Moved in the phpmyadmin home folder

Still, when trying to log in the UI with the root username and password I was getting this error: “Cannot log in to the MySQL server”.

After resetting the password for mysql 3 times and re-installing entirely phpmyadmin, I stumbled upon a StackOverflow question where Sepp suggested to change localhost to in the file.

Sometimes solutions are that simple.

My two cents for whoever might have the same issue.

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By MichellPetersen Published September 2, 20153:32 pm Reply

There is definately a lot to know about this topic. I like all the points you made.

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Travel only with thy equals or thy betters;
if there are none, travel alone.



Who is The Shepherd?

My name is Alvin and I am an Italian born learner.

I am interested in a broad variety of topics.

I am currently working on a multi-perspective topic called Neuroeconomics. It involves studying human behaviour in uncertain situations from different points of view. Psychological, Economic and Neuroscientific.

I cannot live without music. It is impossible to give a comprehensive list of genres therefore I will point you to my tagcloud.

I read a lot, mostly scientific papers, but I don’t dislike a good novel once in a while.

I love movies. I have a discrete collection (~140 titles), but I am always looking for new – or old – pearls to add.

I enjoy football, a lot. The company, the competition, learning tricks, using tricks, the passion, the commitment, the hits taken, the hits given, the victories, the defeats.

I had many teachers in my life. Some were in school, in university. Others were somewhere else, along my path. Some are still there and some are not anymore. Some are yet to be met. To all of them I say thank you.

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The real thing is not reaching,
the real thing is the journey.