I've looked through all the similar threads to no avail.
this is what i know so far:
run mysqladmin -u root -p status
I get this:
mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed
error: 'Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2)'
Check that mysqld is running and that the socket: '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' exists!
So I checked and there is no mysqld.sock file.
I also checked the /tmp directory as others have suggested but its not in there either.
sudo whereis mysql.sock.
to try and find it but it just returned
The problem seems to have started after I updated form Ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04.
I'm at a loss can anyone please help me.