troubleshooting Question

how to start/setup mysql

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I am trying to setup mysql version 14.12 on my Linux, slackware distro, kernel 2.6.27. I am not finding the on-line help very useful. I have never use mysql before.

mysql -V, gives: Ver 14.12 Distrib 5.0.67, for slackware-linux-gnu (i486) using  EditLine wrapper

running /etc/rc.d/rc.mysqld start, gives:

nohup: redirecting stderr to stdout
Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /var/lib/mysql
STOPPING server from pid file /var/run/mysql/
120706 08:46:15  mysqld ended

but nothing appears to be started. Attempting to change the root password:

mysqladmin -u root password new-password, gives:

error: 'Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)'
Check that mysqld is running and that the socket: '/var/run/mysql/mysql.sock' exists!

So, I think I'm stuck right at the beginning. How do I get mysql running?

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