[mythtv] frontend/backend connection

Chris McCuller cpmccull at valdosta.edu
Thu Sep 21 13:19:12 UTC 2006

hi all,

I've put this out on the users list, but not gotten much of a response. 
I'm hopeful maybe a solution can be found on this list.

I'm having issues with my frontend connecting to my backend on the same 
system. The backend will be up and running, with the database populated 
(i've double checked this manually in the mythconverg->settings table), 
and when I start the frontend and go to watch LiveTV, I get an error 
message saying it can't connect to the backend. This happens with and with my local IP.

I'm running Myth 0.20(20060828-3, installed via YUM from ATrpms) and 
Fedora Core 5 (2.6.17-1.2187_FC5). No firewall is running on the box.

here's the relevant debug output (mythfrontend -v socket) from the
frontend as I try to Watch Live TV and get the error message that it
can't connect to the backend (running on the same box).

2006-09-20 17:17:51.287 NetworkControl: Listening for remote connections 
on port 6546
2006-09-20 17:17:57.249 New DB connection, total: 2
2006-09-20 17:17:57.256 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host:
2006-09-20 17:17:57.271 MythSocket(c2a120:20): new socket
2006-09-20 17:17:57.278 Connecting to backend server:
(try 1 of 5)
2006-09-20 17:17:57.278 MythSocket(c423e0:21): new socket
2006-09-20 17:17:57.278 MythSocket(c423e0:21): attempting connect() to
2006-09-20 17:17:57.278 MythSocket(c423e0:21): connect() failed
2006-09-20 17:17:57.278 MythSocket(c423e0:21): DownRef: -1
2006-09-20 17:17:57.278 MythSocket(c423e0:-1): delete socket
2006-09-20 17:17:57.278 Connection timed out.
			You probably should modify the Master Server
			settings in the setup program and set the
			proper IP address.
2006-09-20 17:17:57.706 MythSocket(c2a120:20): UpRef: 1
2006-09-20 17:17:57.707 MythSocket: readyread thread start
2006-09-20 17:17:57.713 TV: Attempting to change from None to None

Thanks so much!

--Chris McCuller

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