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Old 11-15-2002, 12:24 AM   #1
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Need MySQL Help


While I'm not a newbie @ MySQL nor PHP I don't know how to fix an error in Linux.


When I use phpMyAdmin I get the following:

------------------------------------------------------------------------

Welcome to phpMyAdmin 2.3.2

Error

MySQL said:

Access denied for user: 'root@localhost' (Using password: NO)

------------------------------------------------------------------------

Does anyone know where the config files are for MySQL? Any tips to fix this without ripping my hair out?! If you're wanting to ask how I got this error.....

1. Installed MySQL with Linux install.
2. Newer version released so I downloaded the RPM. I uninstalled the old version and installed the new.
3. Everything's fine. MySQL works but the PHP-MySQL extensions do not. I uninstalled the new version of MySQL and reinstalled the one from my dist CD. PHP-MySQL extensions work now but user problems are now present.


That brings me to posting this.

THANKS FOR ANY HELP!

::Ross_
 
Old 11-15-2002, 12:40 AM   #2
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So did you install phpmyadmin and mysql in root?

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Old 11-15-2002, 12:55 AM   #3
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Yes, Root. Was that a bad move?
 
Old 11-15-2002, 01:02 AM   #4
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Not neccessarily...

Did you log in as root, or just switch to root temporairly via console?

Cause you really shouldn't log soley as root...

Can you try re-installing it as a normal user, then 'su' when necessary...

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Old 11-15-2002, 01:07 AM   #5
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Logged In. If I did something bad... I plan on reinstalling RH8 clean once I learn the basic do's and dont's.
 
Old 11-15-2002, 01:11 AM   #6
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No nothing bad, it's just that root has power over EVERYTHING and if you do something wrong you can get yourself in some trouble

Try installing as a normal user...

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Old 11-15-2002, 01:13 AM   #7
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Let me try.... just that the CD-ROM is loud when opening/closing and my mom is trying to sleep! lol. I'm not supposed to be up !
 
Old 11-15-2002, 01:29 AM   #8
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What I did:

stopped httpd
stopped mysqld

uninstalled mysql
installed mysql

start mysqld
start httpd

--------------------------------------------------------------------

Welcome to phpMyAdmin 2.3.2

Error

MySQL said:

Access denied for user: 'root@localhost' (Using password: NO)

--------------------------------------------------------------------

Same error. I give up. No big deal. I have a new box to be built (a very nice one) next week and is the target linux box. I was just learning on this one. It's 12:30 so I'm off to bed. Thanks
 
Old 11-15-2002, 01:34 AM   #9
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Ok no worries...

Good night

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Old 11-16-2002, 03:08 PM   #10
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http://www.rocketry.org/~tim/geek_stuff/mysql.php

supplies a good tut. for installing by scratch.
 
  


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