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Problem with Fantastico and SQL Database




Posted by zerodamage, 12-04-2005, 09:43 PM
I installed SMF using Fantastico and what it does is create the database and user automatically. I however do not know the password for this user for the database. Anyone tell me how to get the password or is there a default that Fantastico uses in this process? Thanks

Posted by IHSL, 12-04-2005, 10:18 PM
In your file manager, or via FTP, locate this file: Settings.php If your forum is at yourdomain.com/forum, you will find Settings.php in "public_html/forum" Simon

Posted by ayksolutions, 12-04-2005, 10:30 PM
Or you can just view it via phpMyAdmin.

Posted by IHSL, 12-04-2005, 10:39 PM
He can't view his password via phpMyAdmin. Simon

Posted by heymrdj, 12-04-2005, 10:41 PM
View Settings.php But if I may ask did you just forget it or something? The username and password have to be typed in during installation.

Posted by IHSL, 12-04-2005, 10:47 PM
The topic starter said he used fantastico to install SMF. Fantastico auto-creates the mysql database and user. It does not prompt the user for such information (nor does it display it after the install). It does ask for an admin user/pass combination, but that is only for the forum management, not the database. Simon

Posted by heymrdj, 12-04-2005, 11:00 PM
Sry I got confused in that. The admin user pass should be available if you select mysql databases in cpanel.

Posted by ayksolutions, 12-04-2005, 11:24 PM
He should have the info in mysql/phpmyadmin as that is where it is stored. He could use a converter to convert from hex to regular letters, there's one here: http://www.javascriptkit.com/script/...mconvert.shtml I use that for phpbb and it works just fine. You can modify your password in the admin table in phpbb, not sure what its called in SMF as I have never used that forum before.

Posted by ayksolutions, 12-04-2005, 11:26 PM
Sorry, my mistake. I finally read his whole problem and I was referring to the admin or just plain user setup. You do have to look in the php file to find the db login info.



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