Everything was working fine until this moment I want to create a new database and I'm receiving this error

db_create.php: Missing parameter: new_db (FAQ 2.8)

Also when I was trying to export my database I also receive the following error

export.php: Missing parameter: what (FAQ 2.8)
export.php: Missing parameter: export_type (FAQ 2.8)

When I looked it FAQ 2.8 from the suggested link in PHPMYADMIN

2.8 I get "Missing parameters" errors, what can I do?

Here are a few points to check:

  • In config.inc.php, try to leave the $cfg['PmaAbsoluteUri'] directive empty. See also FAQ 4.7.
  • Maybe you have a broken PHP installation or you need to upgrade your Zend Optimizer. See http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=31134.
  • If you are using Hardened PHP with the ini directive varfilter.max_request_variables set to the default (200) or another
    low value, you could get this error if your table has a high number
    of columns. Adjust this setting accordingly. (Thanks to Klaus
    Dorninger for the hint).
  • In the php.ini directive arg_separator.input, a value of ";" will cause this error. Replace it with "&;".
  • If you are using Hardened-PHP, you might want to increase request limits.
  • The directory specified in the php.ini directive session.save_path does not exist or is read-only.

I did tried with php.ini to make sure that I've session.save_path = "/tmp"

I'm using Mac Xserver and running with MAMP I did tried everything to restart my server and nothing help.

Can someone please make a suggestion on the same?

My apologies if I have posted this in the wrong place!


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I had the same issue using Google Chrome. Using Internet Explorer everything works like a charm / as before.

And after resolving an issue with my Firefox extensions, Firefox now works as well.

And to be semi-complete in Opera everything is fine, too.

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