Hi, please i need help on how to begin with XAMPP.am totally green, i have installed it on my windows7 laptop and when i start off a terminal window, it takes me upto c:\xampp\mysql\bin. but when i go ahead and when i type mysql -u root and press Enter, it gives me an error message:
ERROR 2003 <HY000>: can't connect to Mysql server on 'localhost' <10061>
pleas esomeone tell me what this means so that am able to go through my tutorials successfully.
and in the xampp control panel it brings me this error meassage when i start mysql:
13:16:57 [main] Initializing Control Panel
13:16:57 [main] Windows Version: Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
13:16:57 [main] XAMPP Version: 1.8.3
13:16:57 [main] Control Panel Version: 3.2.1 [ Compiled: May 7th 2013 ]
13:16:57 [main] You are not running with administrator rights! This will work for
13:16:57 [main] most application stuff but whenever you do something with services
13:16:57 [main] there will be a security dialogue or things will break! So think
13:16:57 [main] about running this application with administrator rights!
13:16:57 [main] XAMPP Installation Directory: "c:\xampp\"
13:16:57 [main] Checking for prerequisites
13:16:57 [main] All prerequisites found
13:16:57 [main] Initializing Modules
13:16:57 [main] Starting Check-Timer
13:16:57 [main] Control Panel Ready
13:17:42 [main] Executing "c:\xampp\mysql"
13:17:56 [mysql] Attempting to start MySQL app...
13:17:56 [mysql] Status change detected: running
13:17:57 [mysql] Status change detected: stopped
13:17:57 [mysql] Error: MySQL shutdown unexpectedly.
13:17:57 [mysql] This may be due to a blocked port, missing dependencies,
13:17:57 [mysql] improper privileges, a crash, or a shutdown by another method.
13:17:57 [mysql] Press the Logs button to view error logs and check
13:17:57 [mysql] the Windows Event Viewer for more clues
13:17:57 [mysql] If you need more help, copy and post this
13:17:57 [mysql] entire log window on the forums