[mythtv] Is it possible to install mythtv to a PC without a TV card and use as a "client"

Robert Kulagowski mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Mon, 16 Dec 2002 00:04:40 -0600

These instructions were briefly in the HOWTO before they were taken out.  If
you really want to do this, then:


See the advanced functionality section.

Multiple systems accessing a single database.

  If you are going to have multiple systems accessing one database, you
  will need to modify the database to allow remote systems to read it.
  By default, mythtv only allows access to the database from the
  localhost.  The following works on Mandrake 9.0:

       $ mysql -u root
       mysql> use mythconverg;
       mysql> grant all on mythconverg.* to mythtv@"%" identified by
       mysql> exit

  On the remote system, you would modify the
  /usr/local/share/mythtv/mysql.txt or ~/.mythtv/mysql.txt file,
  changing the str DBHostName=localhost to
  str DBHostName=mastersystemname_or_ipaddressand restart mythfrontend.