I get this error when I try to access the mysql database. I installed mysql and php both from source on a redhat 7 machine. I have tested both mysql and php, they seem to work fine after testing them. When I list processes they are both running... If mysql_safe is running, does that mean I am in safe mode? Do I need to specify a user in the php.ini? When I install mysql and php from source does the user "nobody" that php uses get created or do I have to create it using mysqladmin?

I almost have this web running... can antone give me advice?