Sorry for the late reply. I solve it and was so envolved in my work iforgot about you guys
yes, of course mysqld is running, and i can enter in mysql from terminal and with phpMyAdmin.
there's no problem with my my.cnf... i have that line commented from start. But thanks
Ok the thing is ... i admin my mysql from phpMyAdmin and i think it may have a bug there. I did search the phpMyAdmin home page for this but come out nothing. If i just create the user and grant him the priv's through phpMyAdmin, it wont work!!! although when i browse the database from phpmyadmin, i can see his privs properly. Only granting privs from mysql console i get it to work. Most wierd
Thanks for all you're help