Help with MySQL

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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – Hey guys, so I've been running F17 for quite some time now, and earlier I attempted to install mysql for computer science class, and so far I have been the recipient of two not so unfamiliar errors I've gotten in the past while trying to install apache and other server software, number1 is it didn't prompt me to configure my mysql root password and secondly, every time I try to start it up I get this familiar error: Code: [root@localhost eddie_nygma]# mysql ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2) What is the problem here, wha (HowTos)