since i have updated my Firefox to ver. 3.6
my PMA had showed the error >> main.php: missing parameter: is_superuser
as soon after i have entered my password and gotten in (please notice this is on my local server -Apache)
any way the problem doesn't appear to happen in IE8
i tried upgrading PMA to version 3.2.5 but nothing changed ( i hadn't changed back to the older version)
PMA sent me to FAQ 2.8 but i didn't understand a thing.
* 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.
Additionally, upgrading FF should have nothing to do with the server-side config files...are you sure you didn't change/upgrade anything else?
I would uninstall and start over. Install Apache first, then PHP. If you use the windows binary installer for PHP it will automatically append the appropriate content to your apache .conf. Once that is completed download the zip file for PHP and unzip into the installed php folder to enable any missing modules.
I was confused by your first post stating that you were only getting errors in FF and that IE was fine and that the errors only started when you upgraded your FF version. None of those statements had anything to do with the problem as they would all be client-side problems and you have a server configuration problem. Did you have this server working with PMA before or have you just started to use PMA?
Your issue is a server configuration issue and client-side browsers will have no bearing on that. It is possible that the error message is being hidden in IE8 somehow but IE cannot fix an issue on the server. Did you try reinstalling Apache and PHP?
I would reinstall PHP. It seems like the apache module in your current install seems corrupted. You can just download the zip and overwrite your PHP install folder. Make sure to stop Apache before you overwrite the .dll so it won't stumble on it. Let me know if that fixes your issue.