mysqld_safe Can't log to error log and syslog at the same time

Hello, I forgot my MySQL password, and following these steps to reset it… How To Import and Export Databases and Reset a Root Password in MySQL

When I type that command…

# mysqld_safe --skip-grant-tables

I get that message… How I fix it?

150924 14:01:12 mysqld_safe Can't log to error log and syslog at the same time.  Remove all --log-error configuration options for --syslog to take effect.
150924 14:01:12 mysqld_safe Logging to '/var/log/mysql/error.log'.
150924 14:01:12 mysqld_safe A mysqld process already exists
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To tackle the problem: ERROR 1045(28000) : Access denied for user ‘root@localhost’ (using password: no ) Use command: sudo dpkg-reconfigure mysql-server-5.5

I just signed up maybe you can change the apparmor or selinux to solve it . I met this issue ,and hope it’s useful ^_^

Thanks for the solution…wasted a few hours on this today! grrr