The Perfect Setup - CentOS 4.3 (64-bit) Questions

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by Sammy, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. Sammy

    Sammy New Member

    Hello !

    I have tried to set up a server here at home just for testing it out.
    It will serve as my private test/web/file/mp3 server (I hope).
    Maybe set it up later so that a friend can access it from the outside.

    I followed The Perfect Setup - CentOS 4.3 (64-bit) (server-cd) tutorial (Great work!!!!)
    Didn't find any Centos 4.3 64-bits server-cd ISO's
    and no tutorial for v4.4 64-bit, but I guess this close-enough-mix will do.

    But right now I feel like a stupid nobody that doesn't even know what to do with his toy.
    Command line shell is just a little bit harder to get used to than I thought. But I will not give up.

    I will take my experience from the start.. Maybe to detailed, but anyhow..
    If You care to spend a few minutes I really will thank You!

    Almost everything worked fine.
    I have been able to figure out some trouble myselves,
    but all my other friends are WinOnly so I guess I have to use forums on the rest..


    (mySQL)

    mySQL seemed to install fine.
    However when I tried to check that networking was enabled it answered with:

    tcp 0 0 *:mysql *:* LISTEN 3996/mysql

    instead of
    tcp 0 0 *:mysql *:* LISTEN 2995/mysql

    that the tutorial said it would return..
    Don't know what the numbers are? port? - but I guess it's ok?

    -

    When I tried to set up a password for the user root it typed exactly this:

    mysqladmin -u root password yellowcar2
    mysqladmin -h server1.myhomedomain.com -u root password yellowcar2

    (Should I have substitued password with root-password? )

    Anyhow - the response was:

    Unknown command: yellowcar2
    You have mail in /var/spool/mail/root


    yellowcar2 - a command ?
    Well.. reading command line mail at 3AM - later also

    So I tried to run the:
    mysqladmin -u root password yellowcar2
    command again and every time I get this answer:

    mysqladmin: connect to server at localhost failed
    error: Access denied for user root @ localhost (using password: NO)


    However mySQL starts and stops normal if I try to start or stop it.
    I am also able to log into mySQL with: mysql -u root -p

    ---

    (Apache)

    I am able to see the CentOS defalt webpage when surfing the server IP.

    One thing I don't get to work is to go to the user charlies webpage.

    http://192.168.1.100/~charlie/
    does not exist

    http://192.168.1.100/charlie/
    does not exist

    Maybe CentOS does not create the user webspace and homefolder at same time ??



    If anyone would like to comment on any part of my install I would be happy.
    I am a real noob with linux, so please be gentle (but I am willing to learn)

    Best Regards
    Sammy :)
     
  2. Sammy

    Sammy New Member

    Yes! :)

    I found out how to give the user Charlie his own webfolder.

    Edited the httpd.conf file and changed
    UserDir disabled
    to
    UserDir public_html

    ---

    Still not sure about my mySQL though..

    Sammy :)
     
  3. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    The number is the process ID. It most probably differs from the one in the tutorial, and that's ok. :)
     
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    The number is the process ID. It most probably differs from the one in the tutorial, and that's ok. :)
     

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