I got it working on Debian lenny,
I have phpmyadmin at its default location - /usr/share/phpmyadmin/
and an alias of /pma/ to /usr/share/phpmyadmin/
It didn't work, so,
All I had to do was to change file ownerships to get it working,
lighthttpd usually works under a user 'www-data' and the default install gave ownership and group id of root to the files in /usr/share/phpmyadmin/
So just try giving a "sudo chown -R root:www-data ." in your phpmyadmin installation location.
Worked for me.
Last edited by ideamonk; 17th September 2010 at 20:34.