Ok tried that and go this error message instead.

Client does not support authentication protocol requested by server;
consider upgrading MySQL client

Going to MySQL site to try to figure out what this means/which other clients
are available.

Jason Davis

"Jason Wong" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
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> On Thursday 06 January 2005 23:41, Jason Davis wrote:
> > Hi all I am new to PHP and am trying to connect to mysql for the first
> > time.
>
> In that case I strongly suggest that you at least vaguely familiarise
yourself
> with using the basic PHP-native mysql_*() functions first. Go through the
> examples in the manual, learn how to:
>
> - connect to the server
> - select a database
> - perform some simple queries
> - retrieve the results of the queries
> - handle errors
>
> Whilst doing that you will have also confirmed whether your connection
> parameters (username/password/hostname/dbname) are correct.
>
> > I get activity on the mysql monitor when I run it,
>
> What is this monitor? Doesn't it give any clearer indication of what is
> failing? Because this ...
>
> > but get the following error.
> > DB Error: connect failed
>
> ... seems to be an error produced by your Pear DB class and isn't very
> informative at all. If you do the above and use mysql_error() you'll get a
> more precise error message.
>
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