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  • Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    Try here ?

    Are you using cPanel / vdeck or Plesk ?

    I been trying this for hours. It all way comes back with errors. I looked on line for help and on this board I could not find any thing to help me. So that is why I am posting here.

    I installed wordpress in my Toshiba Magnia SG10 that has e-smith linux installed on it. I can go to wordpress install with this address:

    It just tells me error that it can’t connect to the database. Asking me if the username and password are right in the wp-config.php file. That it can’t contact the database server at localhost. That it my be that my database sever is down.

    I wish it would just say do you want me to auto make a wordpress database? But it don’t so I have to spend hours trying to find out how to set one up.

    The first thing I did to make a database was type this on the command line:

    mysqladmin create wordpress
    groupadd mysql
    useradd -g mysql mysql
    mysqladmin processlist

    It looked like it did something but it did not work.

    I then installed phpFormGenerator

    phpFormGenerator made a database that I named wordpress and said all is good. I can go to:

    and it shows that there is a database.

    But still wordpress says error.

    Then I installed phpMyAdmin 2.6.3-rc1 but when I got to:

    phpMyAdmin gives me this error:

    MySQL said:

    #1045 – Access denied for user: ‘admin@localhost’ (Using password: YES)

    I guess e-smith will not let you use root, only admin for the database. I used the only password I have that I used to log in. I used root and admin names with no password or with the password, nothing works.

    I know if I log in as admin it goes to a setup. But if I log in as root it goes to the console so I can type in commands. Maybe I need to make a new user for the database I don’t know.

    Can any one help me?

    -Raymond Day

    After hours and hours and trying to find out what is wrong. All I had to do was this one line:

    “mysqladmin -u root password mypassword”

    The mypassword is my password that I don’t what to type in here.

    So the start of my wp-config.php file looks like this but the password is changed to mypassword:

    // ** MySQL settings ** //
    define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘WordPress’); // The name of the database
    define(‘DB_USER’, ‘root’); // Your MySQL username
    define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘mypassword’); // …and password
    define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’); // 99% chance you won’t need to change this value

    My wp-config.php been like that all the time. I know I had my name and password right. To bad WordPress did not say did you set up a name and password for the database with this line? Then show the line I did.

    I found the help at the end of this web page, thanks to google:

    I had about 6 webpages open just looking for what would fix it.

    It’s been 2 days. No one could help. But I guess because it’s around the 4th of July now. I hope this will help others.

    -Raymond Day

    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    The reason for the slow response may well have been the command line. The number of people here using the command line is very very small. Glad it’s sorted though 🙂

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