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DB Error: Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using p

Postby mmccallum » Sat Feb 24, 2007 3:49 pm

DB Error: Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO)

Ok, I hit auto-install after several trys with it not working. This time, a white page shows up with the above error message.

What does it mean, and how do I move on?
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Postby mj » Sat Feb 24, 2007 4:05 pm

Hi Malcolm,

Verify that your OJS database has been granted the appropriate permissions. You can find additional information on this issue at the following previous forum topics:

viewtopic.php?t=489
and
viewtopic.php?t=419

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Postby mmccallum » Sat Feb 24, 2007 4:14 pm

Ok,
How do I check as instructed by the above couple of previous inquiry's.

Also, I used the search function on PKP support and neither of these previous posts came up.
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Postby mj » Sat Feb 24, 2007 4:35 pm

Hi Malcolm,

You will have to check the settings of your database installation. If you are using MySQL, check to see that MySQL support has been enabled in PHP by using phpinfo(). On most Linux distributions you need to install an additional php-mysql or php4-mysql package to install MySQL client support in PHP. More likely, the username and password you have provided on the installation page do not match those used when setting up your database. In particular, make sure you choose the right Database Driver and enter the correct values for Host, Username, Password, and Database Name.

Also, have a look at the first half of this discussion: viewtopic.php?t=1153

If you could provide more information about your platform (PHP version, database type and version, operating system, webserver type and version) that would be most helpful.

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