Socket error loading Movable Type

Hello…I’m trying to load Movable Type onto my site and it’s giving me the following error.

Connection error: Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock’

I’ve tried putting my servers name in the cfg file as well as it’s IP instead of the server name in the DBHost line. I’ve heard of people adding this and it working…

Could someone give me any/all advice on how to get this working. I loaded a blog previously with no problems. I since deactivated that db and since reactivating the new db it won’t work when I run mt-load.cgi?