Setting up Grails 2.4.4 with MySql



Hi people
I am having an annoying time trying to set up Grails with mysql, it's so annoying that I want to start hating grails.

But lets not go there, so I need some help with this nonsense.

I am getting this errors

Error | 
2015-03-08 13:58:00,674 [localhost-startStop-1] ERROR pool.ConnectionPool  - Unable to create initial 
Caused by ClassNotFoundException: com.mysql.jdbc.Driver. 

Error | 
2015-03-08 13:58:00,763 [localhost-startStop-1] ERROR pool.ConnectionPool  - Unable to create initial 

Caused by ClassNotFoundException: com.mysql.jdbc.Driver. 

2015-03-08 13:58:02,215 [localhost-startStop-1] ERROR pool.ConnectionPool  - Unable to create initial connections of pool. 
Message: com.mysql.jdbc.Driver. 

Caused by ClassNotFoundException: com.mysql.jdbc.Driver. 
->>  372 | run       in$1

I have looked around for a long time, and none of the solutions has helped me so far. Which is very frustrating.

This are my settings in the DataSource.groovy

dataSource { 
    pooled = true 
    driverClassName = "com.mysql.jdbc.Driver." 
    dialect = "org.hibernate.dialect.MySQL5InnoDBDialect" 
hibernate { 
    cache.use_second_level_cache = true 
    cache.use_query_cache = true 
    cache.provider_class = 'net.sf.ehcache.hibernate.EhCacheProvider' 
    //  cache.region.factory_class = 'net.sf.ehcache.hibernate.EhCacheRegionFactory' // Hibernate 3 
    //  cache.region.factory_class = 'org.hibernate.cache.ehcache.EhCacheRegionFactory' // Hibernate 4 
    //  singleSession = true // configure OSIV singleSession mode 
    // flush.mode = 'manual' // OSIV session flush mode outside of transactional context 

// environment specific settings 
environments { 
    development { 
        dbCreate = "create" // one of 'create', 'create-drop', 'update', 'validate', '' 
        url = "jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/gamereview" 
        username = "root" 
        password = "********" 
    hibernate { 
        show_sql = true 
grails.project.dependency.resolver = "maven" // or ivy 
grails.project.dependency.resolution = { 
    // inherit Grails' default dependencies 
    inherits("global") { 
        // specify dependency exclusions here; for example, uncomment this to disable ehcache: 
        // excludes 'ehcache' 
    log "warn" // log level of Ivy resolver, either 'error', 'warn', 'info', 'debug' or 'verbose' 
    checksums true // Whether to verify checksums on resolve 
    legacyResolve false // whether to do a secondary resolve on plugin installation, not advised and here for backwards compatibility 

    repositories { 
        inherits true // Whether to inherit repository definitions from plugins 

        // uncomment these (or add new ones) to enable remote dependency resolution from public Maven repositories 
        mavenRepo "" 
        mavenRepo "" 
        mavenRepo "" 
        mavenRepo "" 
        mavenRepo "" 

    dependencies { 
        // specify dependencies here under either 'build', 'compile', 'runtime', 'test' or 'provided' scopes e.g. 
        runtime 'mysql:mysql-connector-java:5.1.34' 
        // runtime 'org.postgresql:postgresql:9.3-1101-jdbc41' 
       // test "org.grails:grails-datastore-test-support:1.0.2-grails-2.4" 

    plugins { 
        // plugins for the build system only 
        build ":tomcat:7.0.55" 

        // plugins for the compile step 
        compile ":scaffolding:2.1.2" 
        compile ':cache:1.1.8' 
        compile ":asset-pipeline:1.9.9" 

        // plugins needed at runtime but not for compilation 
        runtime ":hibernate4:" // or ":hibernate:" 
        runtime ":database-migration:1.4.0" 
        runtime ":jquery:1.11.1" 

        // Uncomment these to enable additional asset-pipeline capabilities 
        //compile ":sass-asset-pipeline:1.9.0" 
        //compile ":less-asset-pipeline:1.10.0" 
        //compile ":coffee-asset-pipeline:1.8.0" 
        //compile ":handlebars-asset-pipeline:" 
I have no files in libs folder. I have tried putting it in and changing the BuildConfig file, all in vain. Clearing cache, deleting ivy file, as well as .grails folder. Refreshing dependencies and so much more.
I have tested the connection URL in IntelliJ and it works fine, I can connect and work with the DB, so that is not an issue.

What am I doing wrong? I been killing my self with this for far too long :(