Newbie trying verify his own mySQL config
I just reinstalled Fedora Core 7 with as many add-ons as I thought I'd need for a Web host. Just as I'd wanted, it looks as though Apache, php, and mySQL are present on the machine.
Here's the problem:
Since I didn't do the install manually, I have not the slightest clue where things are installed or what the default values are. I think I've managed to locate all the pieces of Apache and php that I need (although if somebody can tell me how to verify what version I have of these, I'd appreciate it very much). But I haven't figured out where mySQL lives, what the default database name is, what the administrator name is, what the admin password is, or anything of that nature.
If I simply type "mysql" at the command prompt, I get
ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)
I imagine that tells me mysql isn't running...
Does anybody know how I can find these things? is there something I need to do in order to establish these things? or do I need to uninstall mySQL, then download it and install it manually? Honestly, I wished I'd installed without it, 'cause I would have controlled where things went and I wouldn't be here asking this.