I have problem with starting up mysql. When I type
service mysql start
All I got is
ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)**
How can I fix it?
First check the status of the service
[root@localhost ~]# su - max Password:
If service is stop, that time you are getting these type of error
[max@localhost ~]$ mysql ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)
Now start the service
[max@localhost ~]$ su - Password: [root@localhost ~]# service mysqld start Starting mysqld: [ OK ]
Now check the status of the service
[root@localhost ~]# service mysqld status mysqld (pid 6157) is running...
[root@localhost ~]# exit logout
[max@localhost ~]$ mysql Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g. Your MySQL connection id is 2 Server version: 5.1.61 Source distribution Copyright (c) 2000, 2011, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement. mysql>