Right, I've spent upwards of 8 hours on this and I just can't solve it!
Firstly, I couldn't log in to phpmyadmin with every combination of possible default password and usernames until I had to go into config.inc.php and change a setting (I think autopassword?) to "False". Then I logged in and nothing worked properly, so I had to import a file, so I did and it kind of worked, but when I went to access my tables after it gave an error and refused to work. So I tried reinstalling phpmyadmin in various ways, but now I can't log in at all, no combination of username and password or no password will work!
I've tried that many different things I can't even remember what did what now, and I'm pretty sure I need to remove the entire thing and start fresh but it doesn't seem to work since when it creates the login in the new install, the details I entered (or ven didn't enter) do not work.
Can anyone please point me in the right direction?
(Also, no matter what order of things I do the settings prompt will always give me an error, various different kinds.)
When I get close to what might seem like a solution I will always get this message:
sambo@sambo-To-be-filled-by-O-E-M:~$ sudo mysqld --skip-grant-tables &  10387 sambo@sambo-To-be-filled-by-O-E-M:~$ 131112 17:25:57 [Warning] Using unique option prefix key_buffer instead of key_buffer_size is deprecated and will be removed in a future release. Please use the full name instead.