I'm new here, new to xampp, and new to linux (a triple threat).
I was working to get my phpadmin set up and added passwords for the root and pma. Of course, this then denied me access to phpmyadmin. After a quick google search, I learned that I needed to change the password in the config.inc.php file. To do this, I had to change ownership of the folder, which I did. I opened the folder in Text Editor and put my passwords in the appropriate places and saved it. Then I went back to the terminal and changed the ownership back to root:root.
Now I get the message:
Existing configuration file (./config.inc.php) is not readable
A secondary newbie question: where do I go to interact with mysql using straight sql? (not the phpmyadmin GUI).
Thanks so much for your time.