I can’t get MySQL to work!!! Something about mysql.sock…

So you’ve got problems getting MySQL to start? You’re not alone. There are a couple of things you can do to get things rolling. Linux comes with a database that tells it how to add MySQL users and MySQL tables. However, MySQL is not started by default…and if it is, it requires that default table to be created before it can run without incident. Here are the commands you can issue to get things going: Lastly, issue the command: mysqld_safe … Continue Reading →


I can’t get MySQL to work because of some sock error!

This is posted for those of us that use Slackware from time to time. Take a deep breath…no wait. Take 5 deep ones. Think happy thoughts. Try the folowing: It could also be that your mysql libs are not ‘owned’ by your mysql user or that your mysql.sock file isn’t linked correctly. To correc this, try the following via shell Now start mysql like this: If you can’t start it, change the file to start automatically during bootup and restart … Continue Reading →