Hi all - like other folk I've been having some problems with getting MySQL to run with XAMPP v1.7.2. I am loading this onto an Asus Eee PC model 701 running Xandros OS.
The error I've been getting is "ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)"
- I can't seem to get MySQL up and running. Looks like it's some kind of permissions issues though some quick tinkering doesn't seem to solve it and I am loathe to get into lots of hacking around - the wonderful thing about XAMPP (thanks guys, you are amazing, and very much appreciated) is that the system 'just works'.
Disclaimer - I am not a linux or MySQL guru.
A solution that worked for me was to flash the Asus laptop back to factory settings, and to start again but using XAMPP version 1.6.8 . This works first time without problems.
Looking forward to a more elegant solution but for those people really stuck and not sure about how to proceed, wiping the v1.7.2 install and going to v.1.6.8 works for me.
Apologies if I am missing something obvious, I'd be very happy to be shown a simple fix.
all the best and thanks again for XAMPP guys!