thanks for fast replies :)
svr1:~ # netstat -tap | grep mysql
This is all I get. Im not sure what is going on, I forgot to mention that this was another problem as well on one of the other installs I tried. It is acting like it is not running. I have tried /etc/init.d/mysql start to start it and then run netstat -tap | grep mysql and still get nothing. I have also tried /etc/init.d/mysql restart to restart it and it says it terminates and then restarts but still get nothing from netstat -tap | grep mysql. Each install that I have done I have followed falkos tutorial and made sure I havent missed anything.