|Subject:||access denied errors|
Response to: error 1044 and 1045...BINGO!
Thank You gaga1 for posting your fix that you found totally on your own with no help of the author, mysql.com tutorial, etc.
It's nice to follow a tutorial like this and do things but sometimes the authors don't think it too important to tell us about little syntax idiosyncrasies like the difference between -u root and -uroot. with the former I spent hours trying to figure out why I couldn't connect. with the latter of which you provided It worked. I'm in as root user. and I am realatively comfortable with unix but was totally unaware of the whitespace issue in using mysql. I hope everyone else that had this problem can fix it here. It worked for me and others. once again. a big thanks for the trial and error method of gaga1 and not the help of the author.