Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 497
  • Last Modified:

Can't view any table in phpMyAdmin, MySQL shows an error of 'Got an error reading communication packets' HELP!!! :-)

Hi,

I'm running MySQL 4.0.20-log and PHP Version 5.0.0-dotdeb on Debian 3.0R2. Everything works fine untill i try and browse any table in phpMyAdmin. All i get is a blank page saying "The page cannot be displayed". When i check the MySQL logs i'm getting the following errors :

040811 10:54:19 Aborted connection 9 to db: 'dads' user: 'root' host: `localhost' (Got an error reading communication packets)
040811 10:54:19 Aborted connection 10 to db: 'dads' user: 'root' host: `localhost' (Got an error reading communication packets)
040811 10:54:19 Aborted connection 11 to db: 'dads' user: 'root' host: `localhost' (Got an error reading communication packets)
040811 10:54:19 Aborted connection 12 to db: 'dads' user: 'root' host: `localhost' (Got an error reading communication packets)
040811 10:54:26 Aborted connection 14 to db: 'dads' user: 'root' host: `localhost' (Got an error reading communication packets)
040811 10:54:26 Aborted connection 15 to db: 'dads' user: 'root' host: `localhost' (Got an error reading communication packets)
040811 10:54:27 Aborted connection 16 to db: 'dads' user: 'root' host: `localhost' (Got an error reading communication packets)

This means absolutely nothing to me, so why should there be errors on a new installation like this? does anyone know how to fix it, its driving me mad! ;-)
0
matd_
Asked:
matd_
1 Solution
 
winglis4Commented:
Have you properly setup the path to the phpMyAdmin root directory in /phpMyAdmin/config.inc.php? I have not seen the errors you list from your log, though....

Look for this section - it is right near the top of the file
/**
 * Your phpMyAdmin url
 *
 * Complete the variable below with the full url ie
 *    http://www.your_web.net/path_to_your_phpMyAdmin_directory/
 *
 * It must contain characters that are valid for a URL, and the path is
 * case sensitive on some Web servers, for example Unix-based servers.
 *
 * In most cases you can leave this variable empty, as the correct value
 * will be detected automatically. However, we recommend that you do
 * test to see that the auto-detection code works in your system. A good
 * test is to browse a table, then edit a row and save it.  There will be
 * an error message if phpMyAdmin cannot auto-detect the correct value.
 *
 * If the auto-detection code does work properly, you can set to TRUE the
 * $cfg['PmaAbsoluteUri_DisableWarning'] variable below.
 */
$cfg['PmaAbsoluteUri'] = 'http://localhost/phpMyAdmin/';
0
 
matd_Author Commented:
No, that has been set corectly. My guess this is some MySQL ro php > MySQL issue as even though it won't let me browse any tables i can still view and set privelages in the phpMyAdmin 'privelages' section.

Somthing else i noticed which i think is very odd, is that i can't type any new value in when i go to insert a record.
0
 
psadacCommented:
i'm not sure it comes from mysql, but take a look at this  :

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/mysql/en/Communication_errors.html

with php 5 mysql extension is not enabled by default, and there's a new mysql extension called mysqli which does not work with phpmyadmin.  so you should check if the mysql extension is enabled in your phpinfo()
0
Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

Veeam® is happy to provide the Microsoft community with a study guide prepared by MVP and MCT, Orin Thomas. This guide will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination.

 
draconius22Commented:
Are you shure your firewall accepts connections through the 3306 port at least for your other servers which will access it?
0
 
matd_Author Commented:
Hi periwinkle,

Please close this question and refund my points. I have solved this problem myself by updating my php and mysql to the latest versions.

Thank you.
0
 
ee_ai_constructCommented:
PAQed, with points refunded (170)

ee_ai_construct (replacement part #xm34)
Community Support Admin
0

Featured Post

Nothing ever in the clear!

This technical paper will help you implement VMware’s VM encryption as well as implement Veeam encryption which together will achieve the nothing ever in the clear goal. If a bad guy steals VMs, backups or traffic they get nothing.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now