It appears that what's happened is that the My SQL daemon has stopped catastrophically for some reason.Python, Lua, Tcl, C and C training - public course schedule [here]Private courses on your site - see [here]Please ask about maintenance training for Perl, PHP, Java, Ruby, My SQL and Linux / Tomcat systems I got an email a couple of hours ago ...Pinky: “Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight?” The Brain: “The same thing we do every night, Pinky…For assistance with the installation of a graphics driver, contact the manufacturer of the computer or the manufacturer of the computer's video adapter.
After rebooting the computer, the error message is gone.- (2005-11-07)  Symbolic links and hard links - (2005-06-02)  Current My SQL and PHP paths and upgrades - (2005-01-28)A164 - Web Application Deployment - Services and Regular Jobs  Managing daemons from a terminal session - (2012-07-01)  The Kernel, Shells and Daemons.
Greek Gods in computing - (2012-07-01)  On time - (2011-01-23)  What are files?
- (2010-10-23)  What Linux run level am I in?
- (2009-05-15)  Using the internet to remotely check for power failure at home (PHP) - (2009-04-29)  daemons - what is running on my Linux server?
- (2008-11-23)  Dialects of English and Unix - (2008-08-21)  memcached - overview, installation, example of use in PHP - (2008-08-02)  FTP server on Fedora Linux - (2008-07-06)  Changing a screen saver from a web page (PHP, Perl, OSX) - (2008-05-06)  Automatic startup and shutdown of Tomcat - (2008-02-24)  Linux run states, shell special commands, and directory structures - (2007-08-03)  Linux / Unix - process priority and nice - (2007-01-10)  Repeating tasks with crontab - (2005-12-27)A167 - Web Application Deployment - Shell Programming (bash)  shell - bash.
And it's not got any process to tidy us if I try to run server stop scripts.