is no matter of wrong status.
I said phpmyadmin works because I can log in with root account... I can log in create databases, users etc but nothing else.
With a fresh install of ubuntu 9.10, did every step mentioned in xampp homepage, right from the box all worked ok until I ran sudo /opt/lampp/lampp security.
You may think I did something wrong here, but I cant go wrong with "yes/no" answers and giving all the same password, and doing nothing
else than check the example pages of xampp. The examples pages didnt work anymore right after security script.
Now I had to set up "manually" php apache and mysql the old good way with my distro repositories and messing with config files,
I had to give up on xampp for the moment.
In security settings if I dont give a root password to mysql, seems to work.