Mysql is totally new to me. I installed it yesterday along with php and I thought it was all working. the problem is connecting to a database from php. I can actually connect to the database and insert new tables into an existing database, but i cant view any info from within the table.

i think it is a problem with the username and password. if i set the username to root and no password i get no errors but cannot see anything although if i remove the username root i get the message

Access denied for user: 'hostname' to database 'jokes'

I am running nt workstation with apache 1.3 and php4

any ideas anyone. this is driving me insane!