I recently installed mysql server-5.5.16-osx10.6-x86_64 on my mac 10.6.8, earlier i had installed XAMPP on my machine but i have uninstalled it(deleted it & ran few commands in terminal), but now when i try to start server from preference pane it doesn't start & not from terminal also, it show" Could not startup MySql sever, Reason: error 255 OR Internal error" every terminal commands responds as if mysql isn't installed & all. It seems that the new mysql server settings clash somewhere with old XAMPP files/preferences. I don't even know if XAMPP is completely uninstalled or not I'm not a mysql geek, i'm new to this! please help me with this!!