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In my linux server when perform mysql restart by using the following command

service mysql restart 
restart: Unable to connect to Upstart: 
Failed to connect to socket /com/ubuntu/upstart: Connection refused

How to fix this issue

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Are you in a chroot? – quanta Nov 9 '11 at 5:09
No i checked /etc/mysql/my.cnf there its commented out – LINUX4U Nov 9 '11 at 6:02
What is the output of stat -c %i /? – quanta Nov 9 '11 at 6:19
i am getting this value 19941688 – LINUX4U Nov 9 '11 at 6:24
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I'm pretty sure you are in a chroot. Take a look at this for more details.

Upstart acts as a service supervisor. The processes within a chroot are unable to communicate with the Upstart running outside of the chroot. A workaround for this is configure chroots with /sbin/initctl pointing to /bin/true:

# dpkg-divert --local --rename --add /sbin/initctl
# ln -s /bin/true /sbin/initctl


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it worked but now i cant login by using mysql username and password through phpmyadmin but i cam login to the mysql server by using the username and password from command line plz help – LINUX4U Nov 9 '11 at 6:56
How did you configure phpMyAdmin? What options do you use from the command line? – quanta Nov 9 '11 at 7:09
mysql -u username -p then i gave the password i was able to do login? i am getting mysql> prompt but when i try servrname/phpmyadmin and when i gave username and password given its showing #2002 Cannot log in to the MySQL server – LINUX4U Nov 9 '11 at 8:08
What does look like? Did you take a look at the Apache's error log? – quanta Nov 9 '11 at 8:19
Keep in mind that: localhost ~ connect via Unix socket, ~ connect via TCP/IP. – quanta Nov 9 '11 at 8:31

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