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Mayur Pande
Mayur Pande
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XAMPP database not working on Linux properly

So I have started using Linux for development and installed XAMPP on it. Which seems to work fine for normal .php files. However I have used a site which includes a connection to a db and I seem to get the error;

Warning: mysqli_connect(): (HY000/1045): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES) in /opt/lampp/htdocs/Tut/src/provider/TutorServiceProvider.php on line 13

But this is strange as when I run this command below in the command prompt I am able to access the database and see the tables and so on.

mayurpandeuk@ubuntu:~$ mysql -u root -p
Enter Password:

this then gives me;

Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 934
Server version: 5.5.47-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 (Ubuntu)

Copyright (c) 2000, 2015, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its
affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective

Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.

mysql> USE londontutors;
Reading table information for completion of table and column names
You can turn off this feature to get a quicker startup with -A

Database changed

However I still get the problem when trying to view the site on the browser. It worked fine when using it in the windows environment so not sure what is going on. I also noticed that the phpMyAdmin is not letting me login with the password as well.