Can't run any mysql commands, or retrieve my password

August 29, 2017 727 views
MySQL Ubuntu 16.04

whenever i run mysql -u root -p and then i am able to enter my password i get this error

ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2)

1 Answer

Make sure you've ran
service mysql start
Otherwise check logs.

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