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Old 01-09-2003, 06:13 AM   #1
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Unhappy Lost privileges for MySQL !!!


Thought I might see if you could help ??

I have a small office network with a Cobalt Qube 3 acting as our in-house server. On the cobalt is our MySQL database. I did have everything set up with privileges, tables, asp applications etc, but yesterday I had a problem and think I have flushed all privileges, and so cannot even connect back into mysql.

I use telnet from my Win 2000 desktop, put in my username & password as if I was logging directly into the cobalt, which then prompts me:

[admin admin]$

I have tried all my old access details but nothing works, all i get is:

ERROR 2002: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (111)

I just cannot log back into mysql, how can I set up new access rights if i cannot even log in through root ???

Appreciate your soonest response.

David Gordon
Old 01-09-2003, 08:15 AM   #2
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i presume you've tried restarting the computer?
it looks like the database didn't start at all.

look for the mysql log files, maybe in /var/lib/mysql
and see the last few lines for any errors.
Old 01-09-2003, 07:00 PM   #3
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Second that, looks like MySQL server isn't running, not that you have lost access. A "bad" password gives a different error:

# mysql -p
Enter password:
ERROR 1045: Access denied for user: 'root@localhost' (Using password: YES)


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