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The connection to the database failed

edited January 2009 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
I setup my Forum and everything was working fine. I logged into the database, via phpMyAdmin, to view the contents of the User table. I had installed the Discovery extension, and wanted to make certain the value was being saved. I exited phpMyAdmin; and tried to launch the site again, and now I get an error: A fatal, non-recoverable error has occurred Technical information (for support personel): Error Message The connection to the database failed: Affected Elements MySQL.OpenConnection(); The error occurred on or near: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Access denied for user (then my admin user info).


  • The problem was that I had changed the Admin User password. Once I found the original password used when setting up the domain (in appg/settings.php) I was okay.
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