troubleshooting Question

mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Access denied when adding db

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I try to install forum software vanilla using its installer.php. I was asked to create a database.

When I follow installer to add database, like this:

MySQL Server: localhost
MySQL database name: myDB
MySQL user: new_user
MySQL password: pswd
MySQL table prefix: LUM_     (prefilled)

I get errors:

We couldnt connect to the server you provided (localhost). The database responded with the following message: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Access denied for user 'myUserName'@'localhost' (using password: YES)

I started mysqld_safe.

I also tried /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqladmin -u root password pswd   which gives error:
"connect to server localhost failed. access denied for user root@localhost (using password: NO)"

It looks like i have some problems with mysql??

Thanks.
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