Cannot get freepbx 2.1.3 working

Looks like mysql is part of the problem. I am trying to install it on Debian Sarge. Worked perfectly all the time, multiple installs using freepbx 2.1. What changed???

Looks like maybe ownership changes are part of the problem. Interestingly, I lose SSH as well with an error message saying something about the fact I cannot have SSHD owned by someone other than root.

Also looked at the thread in here called mysql won’t start and tried some of those suggestions. It got mysql to start but only until I rebooted and still never fixed freepbx. Freepbx just keeps displaying that red bar at the top that says something like press here to write changes or whatever.

So I ask again, what changed?