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I decided to go safe. I am no linux expert either. I edited my.cnf and gave the mysql username (instead of nobody) I set it to 'nugget'. I then added a user named nugget and added it to the group named apache. apache is my webserver's username and is set in httpd.conf. I also chmod'd the files inside /opt/lampp/var/mysql to be root:apache owned with 770

MySQL won't start now...

What have I done wrong?

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