I have php 5.3.0 installed on my snow leopard mac. mysql 5.1 is installed and running. everything is local. I can log into mysql from the command line but for some reason even tho I am feeding my php scripts the correct login and they used to work they can no longer connect to my local mysql install.

I could use some help troubleshooting this.

Specifically this line used to work:

if (!($connection = @ mysql_connect("localhost","user","shhhhh")))
          die("Could not connect");
now this script jumps right to the die line.

I'm honestly not sure what changed here.