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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
useradd -g mysql mysql
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:
#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?
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.
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