I am having this problem now, but it seems as if the file mysql.sock does not exist at all.
I have checked my.cnf to see where it should be... and it's not where it should be.
I've tried logging in as the user "mysql", but it will not allow me. I didn't think there was a password set for it but I do nknow it's a suer as i've checked the passwd and shadow files.
mysql_install_db will not work at all.
I'm at a total loss of what to do
EDIT: and yes, i have a process running called "mysql". Though strangely... it is named "mysql" not "mysqld" for the daemon.
EDIT 2: I was wrong. Both exist, but I am unable to access either of them in any way. It will not allow me to kill the processes or restart the mysqld service, even as root.
Last edited by Dillius; 02-23-2005 at 12:53 AM.