Ok, still having problems.
I upgraded to 2.7 and after an initial problem everything was working perfectly.
However, now the Dashboard is screwed up. The middle column where the recent comments, incoming links, etc. used to be is totally blank.
On the right, under "Other WordPress News", the following errors appear:
WordPress database error: [Lost connection to MySQL server during query] SELECT option_value FROM wp_options WHERE option_name = 'rss_867bd5c64f85878d03a060509cd2f92c' LIMIT 1 WordPress database error: [MySQL server has gone away] SELECT option_value FROM wp_options WHERE option_name = 'disable_fsockopen' LIMIT 1
The only thing I did between when it was working perfectly and now was upload a plugin to the plugins directory. I didn't even activate that plugin!
What's going on? I deactivated all plugins and I'm still having the problem.