meteorite1 wrote:... when I click on the "Forums" link, the browser line changes to carnuts.ca/phpbb3, and the error message says "carnuts,phpbb3config doesn't exist "
ok, that means you are now connecting to the database correctly, just it can't find the data inside the database.
This is almost certainly due to an incorrect table_prefix.
$dbms, $dbhost, $dbport, $dbname, $dbuser, and $dbpasswd are now all correct.
It appears you have changed $table_prefix to "carnuts,phpbb3".
Try changing it back to just 'phpbb3'
If that doesn't work, we can use a database maintenance tool like phpMyAdmin to look inside your database to see what the prefix should be.