I get the below error when pointing browser to phpMyAdmin
Cannot start session without errors, please check errors given in your PHP and/or webserver log file and configure your PHP installation properly.
session.save_path = "/var/lib/php/session"
drwxr-xr-x 2 root apache 4096 Feb 16 04:47 session
Problem usually lies on your browser end.
You need to flush your browser cache, delete the cookies for the server/host and then retry loading phpMyAdmin.
If you want to go all out, clear out the session folder on the server as well.
One possible reason for this is a session data mismatch between the browser and the webserver causing it to not be able to pull out the required session info and dumping this error dialogue on your lap.