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I recently installed OpenSuse11.1 and tried configuring mysql with it however after installation I was not even able to start it off

I got the following error

ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)

As suggested in one of the forums I enabled the skip-networking option in /etc/my.cnf which did not help

I also tried binding it to the address using bind-address = 127.0.0.1 in the same /etc/my.cnf

Please help me what to do......

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I solved the problem

after following the above steps I need to rum rcmysql which would configure it ...... automatically

Thanks Deem3n

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1) Check:

/var/log/mysql.err
/var/log/mysql.log

for errors

2) Check if /var partition is not full

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The log files do not exist and my var folder is under root so its not full again –  manugupt1 Nov 15 '09 at 13:08
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