High likely your service is not running
this can be easily fixed by running
./mysqld_safe --user=mysql &
inside the /bin folder of the mysql directory.
where you can make the user command a user you wish to use.
Since you created your database as root, u'd have to boot it as root however this is UNSAFE, so change the permissions on the database files.
since i am writing a full lamp how to. The last 2 code boxes apply to you.
hi Xeon. . hmm i have no
is there something wrong? PLUS also NO mysql dir in the /bin directory