The solution of job failed to start when modifying MySQL character encoding

Found the following from the web: $sudo gedit /etc/mysql/my.cnf

Under [client] add.


Under [mysqld] add.


 Then save and exit

$ /etc/init.d/mysql restart

 The result appears:

Since the script you are attempting to invoke has been converted to an Upstart job, you may also use the stop(8) and then start(8) utilities, e.g. stop mysql ; start mysql. The restart(8) utility is also available. start: Job failed to start

It may be a version problem, check the method of modifying the character encoding method for versions after 5.5, and found that the method of modifying [mysqld] has changed to

[mysqld] added under should read.



save and quit

$ /etc/init.d/mysql restart


To access the MySQL console.

show variables like 'character%';


| Variable_name | Value |


| character_set_client | utf8 |

| character_set_connection | utf8 |

| character_set_database | utf8 |

| character_set_filesystem | binary |

| character_set_results | utf8 |

| character_set_server | utf8 |

| character_set_system | utf8 |

| character_sets_dir | /usr/share/mysql/charsets/ |


8 rows in set (0.00 sec)

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