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  • When I point my browser to localhost/wp-admin/install.php it gives me this error
    We’re having a little trouble selecting the proper database for WordPress.
    Are you sure it exists?
    Your database name is currently specified as wordpress. Is this correct?
    On some systems the name of your database is prefixed with your username, so it would be like username_wordpress. Could that be the problem?
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    I am using the latest v of webmin and I did create a database and called it wordpress. It has a user with all permissions. The install-config.php file is set up correctly, I had to do it manually. What is the problem. I have been on this for 2 days now. I need help.

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  • Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    That sounds like the php and mysql are not able to communicate, so they may be set up perfectly, but cannot integrate.
    can you do an info php to check ?
    <?php phpinfo(); ?>
    save as info.php, place in wp dir and call in browser.
    Your OS may be useful to know too.

    I am not at home at the moment. I am running Clark Connect v2.2 for my server. i am accessing it via windows XP Home. PHP is installed on my system I did a rpm -q php last night.

    I don’t know what <?php phpinfo(); ?> is. I get this when I type it into the shell.
    -bash: syntax error near unexpected token `(‘
    What do you want me to try? I guess I for got to mention that I am a newbie at this.

    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    in notepad/BBedit (or similar), write
    <?php phpinfo(); ?>
    save it just as it is as a file. Upload, view in browser.

    Okay done…. too much to copy and paste… what do you need to know from it?
    My os is clark connect 2.2 (red hat)

    i think i might know what your problem is, since the same sort of thing happened to me.
    anyway, here is one of the lines from the file wp-config-sample.php that you should have modified:
    define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘wordpress’);
    this needs to be changed to:
    define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘(actual_db_name’);
    i, apparently suffering from a particularly smelly brain fart, originally modified the wp-config.php file to look like this:
    define(‘(actual_db_name)’, ‘wordpress’);
    hope that helps!

    wordpress is the actual db name. I created it through webmin.

    It is happening to me too. I would do the thing Immo says to do, and I will come back.
    Quite scheisse. I am a newbie, too, and things don’t seem to me like the 5 minutes it promised.

    Ok, finished. It was the assignation of the user to the database. In cpanel. Explain in a few posts below.

    Can you explain further.? What do you mean: It was the assignation of the user to the database. In cpanel. Explain in a few posts below.
    What is cpanel? Is it like webmin?
    I created the user, gave him all permissions, after I created the database. Then I input it in wp-config-sample.php and renamed it as wp-config.php. This is the correct process right?
    Please help me!!! I have been trouble-shooting this for 4 days now.

    I have had the same problem and just fixed it. What you should check is that you have adding that user to the database. I didnt do that and thats why it wasnt working. After makign the user and the database ur not done you must combined them together you should find a button to do it.

    >> If you dont know what i just babled on about contact me at:

    Hey anonymous,
    This is the answer I’ve been looking for! Thanks! — I didn’t click add user to database button! Now, the install.php is running! Yes! Thanks also to dpstk for posting this problem. 🙂

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