phpmyadmin has been installed and working fine for months, installed via this repo: Code: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/tuxpoldo/phpmyadmin/ubuntu utopic main Suddenly, I couldn't login; no in-page errors but the logs showed: Code: PHP message: phpmyadmin: Failed to load /etc/phpmyadmin/config-db.php Check group www-data has read access and open_basedir restrictions" PHP message: phpmyadmin: Failed to load /var/lib/phpmyadmin/config.inc.php Check group www-data has read access and open_basedir restrictions So, I checked: Code: ll /etc/phpmyadmin drwxrwxr-x 3 www-data www-data 4096 Nov 16 20:11 ./ drwxr-xr-x 132 root root 12288 Nov 17 15:33 ../ -rw-r----- 1 www-data www-data 549 Nov 16 20:11 config-db.php and Code: ll /var/lib/phpmyadmin drwxr-xr-x 4 www-data www-data 4096 Oct 8 15:51 ./ drwxr-xr-x 62 root root 4096 Nov 12 13:10 ../ -rw-r----- 1 www-data www-data 4478 Nov 16 19:48 config.inc.php I followed this SO answer and changed the user and group permissions to match the example (user:root, group:www-data) and changed the directory permissions to match. I double, triple checked that no open-basedir restrictions are in effect, and I checked phpinfo(). No open_basedir has ever been in effect or been needed before anyway. I tried changing the permissions to be that of the fpm worker pool. I rebooted. I did a Code: sudo apt-get install --reinstall phpmyadm The ONLY thing I've done inbetween is to follow this guide to installing freePBX, and 90% of what it wanted was on my machine anyway; only things like sqlite were installed, and I can't even be sure it was that which stopped it working. Long shot, but perhaps worth mentioning. Everything else, all other sites etc, are running fine. Before I lose any more hair than I have done in the last 5 hours, I'd really appreciate some ideas. Thanks!