connecting to mysql server on LAN cannot pull database

Hey all.

I have an application that i moved from the main database computer to another computer. So, the only line i should need to change in database.yml would be the host line, i think.

However, i cannot get the application to connect. It seems able to connect to the database, but the error i get is that the database does not exist.

i have other scripts that can connect to the same database that use the mysql gem, and there seems to be no problem.

any ideas?

ruby 1.8.7

rails 2.3.5