Error Establishing a Database Connection with WordPress

The other day I was playing around with my wordpress  MySQL install on an Ubuntu 9.10 server.  It didn’t take long before the only thing showing up in my browser  was  “Error Establishing a Database Connection”.  Damn I had managed to mess up WordPress and it’s sweet 5 min no hassel install.  Everyplace I’d looked for help told me to review the settings in my wp-config.php file.  …and since it was my server, my wordpress, and my mySQL, I could only blame the A-hole who messed it up. Me. (more…)