I didn't have to do any special configuring. All I did was setup the root 
password, login via the mysql console client and create my databases, then 
use mysql_connect() and mysql_select_db() like you said. What have you done 
other than just installing it?

- Dave

On February 18, 2002 04:27 am, you wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've been working with PHP/MySQL on Win NT and Win 2000 for a few weeks.
> I've now set up a Linux machine (Mandrake 8.1 on Dell laptop) and have
> moved my files across.
> I use an include file which logs on to the MySQL server and then connects
> to the database. It performs the login ok but not the select db part.
> I tried creating a db using a php script and then selecting it and got the
> same problem.
> I'm new on Linux so it might be something in the configuration which needs
> working on.
> Any suggestions?
> George in Edinburgh

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