I am a newb, I'm sure you guys have never heard that one before.
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Ok, I am trying to get VSP stats to work...a php script that generates stats for multiple pc games. I had php5 and mysql5 functioning ok, at least well enough to be able to install phpbb. I tried installing VSP but when I would browse to index.php to view the skin I would get a blank page. So after reading through their knowledge base, I found that a lot of people (not everyone) had trouble installing vsp using php5 so I downgraded. It now tries to load the vsp skin but I get "could not connect to database". I also get the same error when I try to re-install phpbb. The way I understand it is that mysql support is builtin to php4. You aren't supposed to have to do anything but I realize it's not always as simple as that. PHP is working, the link between php and mysql seems to be broken.
Please help this newb,