I'm at a loss. All of the settings are correct. No extra spaces, no deleted single quotes.
The troubleshooting section of the install says to "Go to your MySQL client and type SET PASSWORD FOR 'my_user'@'my_host' = OLD_PASSWORD('my_pass'); and this may fix the problem." but there's no field in which to set password.
Also, should the db have any tables?
All help appreciated!