Are you using a RedHat system. In RedHat system does not install php mysql
support by default.
You may install php-mysql rpm from redhat distribution disks.
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> I have downloaded phpmyadmin, and installed, well not really, I placed
> it under /var/www/html, and decompressed therr, it generated its own
> directory, and so, well I am getting an error msg:
> cannot load MySQL extension,
> please check PHP Configuration.
> when I check the docs I get this solution
> To connect to a MySQL server, PHP needs a set of MySQL functions called
> "MySQL extension". This extension may be part of the PHP server
> (compiled-in), otherwise it needs to be loaded dynamically. Its name
> is probably mysql.so or mysql.dll. phpMyAdmin tried to load the extension
> but failed.
> Usually, the problem is solved by installing a software package
> called "PHP-MySQL" or something similar.
> so from where can I download this "PHP-MySQL"? or where can I get
> mysql.so? and how do I tell php to load it? thanks in advance.
> another qquestin and please for give me in advance, but this is
> something I .. well which is mysql adminniistrative uuser? is it mysql?
> I am running linnux rethat 8, and installed mysql from the disctibution
> cd rom. I ask this because in thee installation instructions for
> phpmyadmin says that I have to type the root myslq user name and
> mysql host.... is mysql host localhost? thanks in advance.