I'm having difficutlies getting my MySql server back online and running and I need assistance on how to get it back. I have limited knowledge and experience with Linus server administration but I am a pretty quick learner, so please be clear and concise in your feedback / suggestions.
Here is what I know about the server. It is a Gentoo installation of Linux, Apache is running, but not MySql. I've checked "/etc/mysql/my.cnf" and from what I can tell, all appears normal, I currently have bind-address set to 127.0.0.1 (I've tried just localhost too with same results).
Every time I try to start mysql, here is what happens:
tarp ~ # sudo /etc/init.d/mysql restart
* Starting mysql ...
* Starting mysql (/etc/mysql/my.cnf)
* MySQL NOT started (1)
Also, on my website this is the error message being displayed:
Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2)
I don't know what else to check, the apparent error logs for mysql are either not present or are empty. Please help, if you need more information I will try and get it for you, please give commands on how to retrieve the information. Thank you in advance for your help!