[ubuntu] server 12.04 can't connect to MySQL

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi.. Before my main board started smoking my (very simple) file server (Ubuntu 12.04 also) with MySQL support was running just fine.. I used it as a file server for a couple of workstations and had MySQL server running for a few simple databases.. I used to connect to the databases with LibreOffice Base via the java connector and that all worked fine.. BUT.. Now I re installed all of the above on my new hardware and everything works. I can see, manage and do everything with the databases via phpmyadmin (from a workstation). But I cannot get the connection between LibreOffice and MySQL a (Hardware)