linux wine heidi 8.3.0 can't connect to mysql server

sadhu posted 11 months ago in General
SQL Error (2003) in statement #0: Can't connect to MySQL server on 'localhost' (10061)

I have been running HeidiSQL for some years, and have recently changed to the Linux environment, where I happily learned I could run Heidi under wine. I originally used the apache2, MySQL-server, and PHP5 from the Linux repositories, and ran HeidiSQL with these.

I am running (or have run) HeidiSQL in Ubuntu 13.04, 13.10, 14.04 and Mint 15 on my desktop machine, and the same on my notebook, an HP Pavillion 15, 4 GB RAM, Intel I5, and AMD Radeo M8600 graphics card.

On both machines I recently unloaded Apache2, MySQL Server, and PHP5 in favor of the XAMPP 1.8.3 32/64 bit package for linux. Works fine on desktop, but on the notebook I'm getting the error mentioned above.

On both machines PHP and MySQL work fine; phpmyadmin works fine. My web site uses CSS/PHP/MySQL, and the site works just fine. But on this notebook machine HeidiSWQL gives me the error above.

Network type: MySQL (TCP/IP) [but other settings dont work either]
Hostname/IP: localhost [but doesn't work either]

user/password: same as on web site
Port: 3306
Compressed: <NO>
Databases: Manually entered, because none are detected

Advanced tab: <nothing>

What do I need to do to get HeidiSQL running on this machine?

Thanks to all, and thanks for a great product!

sadhu posted 11 months ago
PS: I'm running HeidiSQL
zash posted 11 months ago
Can you please tell us what OS exactly you are running on your notebook? Can you also check if there is some firewall blocking connections (run this: "sudo iptables-save") or maybe a selinux (run this: "sudo sestatus")? Can you check if some other wine DB clients can access mysql server?
I am running F20 with HeidiSQL and don't have truble with connections.
sadhu posted 11 months ago
Linux Mint 17 LTS
Cinnamon 32-bit (couldn't get 64-bit to load at all. Suspect problem with built-in graphics card)
Cinnamon version 2.2.16

Intel Core I5-3230M CPU @ 2.60 GHz x 2
Memory 3.8 GB
HDD 680.3 GB
Graphics card Intel Corp 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (This is a lie; Linux Mint can't see this hardware, or else this driver fails when booting/installing from CDROM. Actual hardware is AMD/ATI Radeon HD 8600M. Driver: manually installed

Again, I'm running XAMPP for Linux 1.8.3-4

My localhost web site works ok, as does phpmyadmin.

Heidisql just doesn't see the MySQL server; when I try to establish a new connection, then click the databases list, *nothing shows up.* Heidi can't see MySQL server.


sadhu posted 11 months ago
iptables-save gives null response
there is no selinux or sestatus installed on my machine
Firewall appears to be disabled. Or, if it were enabled, I don't see how phpmyadmin or my web site would work, as both access the MySQL database.

sadhu posted 11 months ago
if XAMPP is running, the following terminal command invokes MySQL:
I added a symlink from /usr/bin, so mysql works from any command prompt (provided the xampp service is running), but still Heidi can't even see the database.


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