Can't connect to MySQL server on openSuSE 12.1

I can’t seem to get mysql to work no matter what I do, even on a clean install! >:(

I get the following output, even after adding the mysql group to my user account:

ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)

There is no unusual or pertinent dmesg output, and according to ls, this path doesn’t exist, so can somebody please tell me what on earth is going on, and how I can get this working?

Never mind, I got it working.

I had the same problem. I tried to download new installation rpm from MySQL :: Download MySQL Community Server (choose Linux-generic), uninstall current MySQL with Yast and install the downloaded packages. Then login as root and run mysqld_safe. Then the mysql runs properly.

YaST>System services offers you the chance to enable mysqld which means it will always be available.