Okay, so disclaimer: I'm an absolute mysql noob. Gimme any other development type area and I'm fine.
So, I just started using Ubuntu 12.04 an setup mysql. Never really used localhost since we have a staging environment at work that I usually access. However, a client had a really large DB dump that I needed to access and I didn't want to put in on the server for everyone to deal with so I tried to use localhost
Whenever I try to access it through MySQL Workbench I get an error so I had a look at a couple of articles online and tried a couple of different things but if I run the following command in the terminal, I get an error:
mysql -u root -p -h 127.0.0.1
Produces the following
ERROR 2003 (HY000): Can't connect to MySQL server on '127.0.0.1' (111)
However, if I access mysql like so:
mysql -u root -p
and then enter my password, I can access mysql fine.
contains at the moment (I've tried looking for other versions of this file). I've left out all the commented out bits for brevity's sake.
[client] port = 3306 socket = /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock [mysqld_safe] socket = /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock nice = 0 [mysqld] user = mysql pid-file = /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.pid socket = /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock port = 3306 basedir = /usr datadir = /var/lib/mysql tmpdir = /tmp lc-messages-dir = /usr/share/mysql skip-external-locking key_buffer = 16M max_allowed_packet = 16M thread_stack = 192K thread_cache_size = 8 myisam-recover = BACKUP query_cache_limit = 1M query_cache_size = 16M log_error = /var/log/mysql/error.log expire_logs_days = 10 max_binlog_size = 100M [mysqldump] quick quote-names max_allowed_packet = 16M [mysql] [isamchk] key_buffer = 16M !includedir /etc/mysql/conf.d/