I just installed LMDE for the first time and ran into a snag trying to install/configure LAMP.
Mind you, this boots up from a 60GB USB drive. (I used to use Ubuntu but wanted a more Debian installation.)
When I try to run
mysql -u root
ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2)
I've installed the server and the client, but can't seem to start mysqld. ps verifies it is not running. Any suggestions?