Virtualmin/phpMyAdmin issue

I have installed phpMyAdmin via Virtualmin ->Install Script

PHP version = 7.0.13
Current phpMyAdmin version = 4.6.6

when attempting to access http://domain.tld/phpmyadmin I see an mbstring error (mbstring not available)

Where (within Virtualmin) do I find the php.ini file so that I can enable mbstring?

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Howdy -- is that preventing you from logging in, or is it just a warning message?

Also, what is the "RecodingEngine" option set to in the phpMyAdmin config?

it is preventing phpMyAdmin running

managed to get to phpMyAdmin login screen ....

had to SSH to server and run:
sudo apt-get install php-mbstring php7.0-mbstring php-gettext
then restart apache

Thanks for letting us know how you fixed this -- I think we may need to have those packages installed by default.

the instructions I found on the web also included mcrypt in the apt-get set, but on my system this was already installed

Where do I find the phpMyAdmin config file so I can check the "RecodingEngine" option?

The config file is in /home/USERNAME/public_html/PHPMYADMINFOLDER/config.inc.php.

thanks Eric :)

line 2573: $cfg['RecodingEngine'] = 'auto';