I recently set up an openSUSE 12.2 vm and I chose KDE as the desktop. KDE (4.3) happens to come with an application called 'akonadi' which happens to use mysql. The result is that mysql seems to come pre-configured with a non-empty root password. The reason I set up an openSUSE vm is that I wrote an install script for some software and I want it to work on openSUSE. On fedora/rh, I can anticipate mysql being installed with an empty root password and then have the user run mysql_secure_installation. On debian/ubuntu, debconf has the user enter the mysql root password during installation of the mysql server. But, I've probably always chosen gnome before, so maybe this would not work if I chose kde.
Anyhow,my question boils down to: Really? Does kde really set a non-empty root password when configuring mysql for akonadi? and Really? Is it really harder than googling to figure out what it is set to? And, finally, (head hung low) can anyone tell me how to find it out?