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 &
 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?