mySQL Password Validation

mysql> grant  all privileges on *.* to 'zozimos'@'%';
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)
  Went into database , created user with password and granted all.   Still getting ' password authentication failed.  Please verify that the username and password are correct' when i try logging in.  
Is there something else i need for authentication on that password?
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
A MySQL user consists of username, password, and host.  A user with '%' for anyhost is not the same as a user for 'localhost' even though it is common to give them both the same username and password.

If you login in locally (on the same machine), then you are using 'localhost'.  If you login over the network from another machine, then you are using '%' (anyhost) or possibly a specific host or IP address.
in support of Dave's point, it is one option, the other did you run flush privileges after the grant?
This is needed to "reload" the security settings.
The password you set if it is using special characters @! There steps.

At times the issue stat you need to specify the db
mysql -u username -p database
If you are passing the password on the command line it either has to be in the form -ppassword --password=password on the line.

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xoxomosAuthor Commented:
I was reading about that 'flush' and suspected that was the problem but apparently had not enough brain to wrap around the concept. :-(   Big thanks.
xoxomosAuthor Commented:
Thanx all.
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