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I'm on Xubuntu 13.10 64 bit. I know the password of my mysql database, but still can't login as root. I try to change the password

sudo mysqld_safe --skip-grant-tables &

I get

[1] 8863
mypc ~: 140308 20:26:59 mysqld_safe Can't log to error log and syslog at the same time.  Remove all --log-error configuration options for --syslog to take effect.
140308 20:26:59 mysqld_safe Logging to '/var/log/mysql/error.log'.
140308 20:26:59 mysqld_safe Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /var/lib/mysql

What does this error mean? Note I that changed the password but still can't login as root. So I'm curious about that particular error.

Note that I recently messed up /var permissions and fixed it according to this answer. Does that have anything to do with this issue?

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Is this an error or a warning? –  arsaKasra Mar 8 '14 at 21:42
@arsaKasra I don't know but it seems like an error because after changing the password, I still can't access root, but honestly I don't know - something doesn't seem right about it, I want to know what's that –  Fischer Mar 8 '14 at 21:44

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