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[Fixed] Error installing on local WinXP/Wamp5 box

I'd like to install on my local machine. using WinXP with WAMP5 installed. I've successfully installed both WordPress & MediaWiki without issue.

When I try to install Vanilla, the install completes without issue. However, when I log in for the first time using the admin name and password supplied I get the below error. After that, I get the error msg. without any login screen. What am I missing?
A fatal, non-recoverable error has occurred
Technical information (for support personel):

Error Message
The connection to the database failed:
Affected Elements

The error occurred on or near: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES)

For additional support documentation, visit the Lussumo Documentation website at:
The MySQL dB use "localhost" "root" "no password"

Thx. in advance,



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    I think this is an issue vanilla has where it installs fine using no database password but it's not happy running without one. The best suggestion is just to password protect your database anyway since you should have already, even on localhost.
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    @Minisweeper: I just installed xampplite on a usb flash drive and hard the same problem installing Vanilla. Once I added a password, all was fine.
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    edited June 2007
    OK, never mind. Just looked at the sticky on login problems ... changed the cookie domain to "" and all works fine. Thanks!

    Original question:

    OK, did a cleam WAMP5 install and made sure "Root" now had password. Installed Vanilla and no error msgs. Just one problem, even though I logged on sucessfully with my admin username and password, the home page shows me still not signed in? As such, no way to do any further admin stuff.

    Suggestions on what I should check next?

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    Guessing this should do the trick: Sign in problems with Vanilla 1.1.2 # 1
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    Your right WallPhone. Didn't refresh my browser before I updated the above edit. Thanks!
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