I have created and dropped databases and users three times now,
read the FAQ backwards and forwards, contacted my hosting provider
to see if it's a hosting issue, but all to no avail.
I continue to receive this database error, here:
here are my wp-config.php bits:
// ** MySQL settings ** //
This is hosted with http://www.nearlyfreespeech.net (great hosting company, by the way).
They are running a distributed FreeBSD network, PHP 4.4.0, MySQL 4.1.13, WordPress 1.5 (my install, not theirs.)
I don't any idea at this point, and I'm considering giving up on WordPress if this "five minute install" drags out any further.