How to connect to existing MySQL database using base

Linux mint 16.04, libreoffice Version:, libreoffice mysql connector version 1.0.2+LibO5.1.4-0ubuntu1 installed

MariaDB installed, accessible via phpMyAdmin, database created.
When trying to connect to the created database using connect to existing database > MySQL > connect directly > enter database name, server IP > username, password required > enter password in appearing dialog box

I get the following error
unable to load the library

How do I fix this?

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