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wendy k. walker

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Hi Everybody,

I'm busily trying to learn how to make MySQL work. Trying to improve my Geekness :whistling: as I go so to speak.

As a newbie to all of this stuff I don't have much of a grasp on the jargon that's used in most of the instructions that I'm reading and I know that will cause me to ask a lot of questions that will make me sound really blond.

I have downloaded and installed MySQL as a Windows service. I don't know if that was the right way to do it or if I should have installed it as a manual service but I guess I'll figure that out as I go.

Anyway, I was going cross-eyed reading through the manual when I ran across this statement --> "When run as a service, mysqld has no access to a console window."

Hence my questions: What is a console window? Is that the same thing that I get by doing the Start > run > cmd > Enter thingy? If it isn't then how do I get to it?

Sorry about sounding so dumb here.

Wendy
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Michael

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start>run>cmd is the console window.

You need to run it as a service to be able to use if from PHP and the like.

Did you really need to start yet another thread? You could have asked in any number of others you are getting help in.
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wendy k. walker

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Hi Michael,

Thanks for the reply. I was kind of thinking that was what it might mean but I wasn't sure.

oops! Sorry I just started another thread because it seemed to me like I might be straying too far away from the original topic in the other threads. I thought that was what I was supposed to do.

You can close this one if that'll make life any easier as I have gotten the answer to my question and this issue has been resolved.

Thanks,

Wendy
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