mariadb not working

mysql.service - LSB: Start the MySQL database server
Loaded: loaded (/etc/init.d/mysql)
Active: active (exited) since Wed 2014-05-14 13:57:59 PDT; 27min ago
Process: 1184 ExecStart=/etc/init.d/mysql start (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)

May 14 13:57:58 systemd[1]: Starting LSB: Start the MySQL database server…
May 14 13:58:00 mysql[1184]: Starting service MySQL …done

mysqladmin -u root password xxxxxxxxxxxx
mysqladmin: connect to server at ‘localhost’ failed
error: ‘Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/run/mysql/mysql.sock’ (2)’
Check that mysqld is running and that the
socket: ‘/var/run/mysql/mysql.sock’ exists!

I get these messages from the shell

Can some one help?

Regardless whether this is on 13.2 or not, I’ve seen this question answered many times in the Applications forum.

Unless there is something “Beta” about this system, I’d recommend you do a search in that forum, you’ll solve your problem in quick order.
If this isn’t on a system that is somehow using Beta quality code, this post should be moved to the Applications forum.