Slackware 13 has still the same unintuitive style with some things – i.e. akonadi doesn’t start in kde and it doesn’t say why, and so on.
One of the problems you will encounter is that Mysql doesn’t start. Yes, if you look in /usr/doc/mysql… you will find the reason.
Here’s what you have to do:
This will configure the default databases mysql needs to function. Now, this is where you would normally start mysql using /etc/rc.d/rc.mysqld start right? Wrong !
If you try you will get:
nohup: redirecting stderr to stdout
Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /var/lib/mysql
STOPPING server from pid file /var/run/mysql/mysql.pid
090907 19:35:24 mysqld ended
There’s one more step to take:
This gives mysql rights to use it’s own folder and files.
Now you can start mysql
And follow the instructions given by mysql_install_db in setting up the root mysql password.
An article explaining why the heck after installing the ATI Proprietary drivers my resolution is stuck in 1600×1200 as opposed to 1680×1050 will follow as soon as I figure it out.