I am not sure how those two settings got changed in the first place. I disabled them both and MySQL connected again in the XAMPP cp.
The next issue was that the user account I had created in the database "ff_admin" disappeared and all the tables for Wacko are empty or "don't exist"
%% #1932 - Table 'ff_wiki.wiki_acl' doesn't exist in engine %%
Because the tables are empty I get %% Error loading WackoWiki config data: database `config` table is empty. %% when I go to localhost/wiki
Going to try a reinstall...