Problems with MySQL and XAMPP

I am new to this, but I just downloaded XAMPP for linux 1.8.2-1. Two problems I think. First, my MySQL is DEACTIVATED. Image AND Image gives me this error: #2002 - No such file or directory. Error MySQL said:
The server is not responding (or the local server’s socket is not correctly configured). Can someone help me set up my MSQL. I have databases in MySQL Workbench.

If someone can show me how to make that MySQL Activated I would be greatly appreciated!! :slight_smile:


Is mysql running ?

ps aux | grep [m]ysql

Yes, I believe so. I have MySQL Workbench, and I can work with the queries over there.