I've tried all the suggestions I've found and it still doesn't work. THIS PROBLEM ISN"T FROM A FRESH INSTALL. I recently changed the root password in phpMyAdmin, thinking that I was improving security. Well, it's so secure now that even I can't get in. I'm running this locally on MAMP and both servers are green, I just can't connect to the db.
After changing the root password I also changed it in:
If I could just change root password back to default I will take that, but when I open up Terminal I get a blank window.