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Question asked by ahutt on Oct 19, 2005
My environment from  Tomcat server info:

Tomcat Version: Apache Tomcat/5.0.28
OS Name: Linux
OS Version: 2.6.9-5.0.3.EL  (this is CentOS 4.0)
OS Architecture: i386
JVM Version: 1.5.0_05-b05
JVM Vendor: Sun Microsystems Inc

After verifying that I had the prequisite  mysql and java and  installing into my existing (tomcat_home)/webapps Alfresco was failing to start.

I noticed the following error in alfresco.log:
MESSAGE: Connection refused

A google on this error lead me to :,24742,31299#msg-31299

which solves the problem by merely editing /etc/my.cnf and commenting out the line

After restarting mysql Alfreso now starts.

Hope this helps any other Linux installs.