[mythtv-users] Setting up a second frontend

Bill Bradley wbradley at bham.rr.com
Thu Feb 19 09:47:52 EST 2004

You dont have to run "mythsetup" on the frontend....

On Thursday 19 February 2004 08:27 am, Mark Crutch wrote:
> Having finally managed to get my backend going, I'm trying to set up a
> second frontend. Both machines get their IP from DHCP, though the backend
> has a fixed lease, giving me the following:-
> Backend:
>   Hostname: hush
>   IP (fixed lease):
> Frontend:
>   Hostname: kitchen
>   IP potentially varies, currently
> I've tried setting up the frontend a few times now, but when I run
> mythtvsetup I get the following error:-
>    Told to create a NEW database schema, but the database already
>    has 44 tables.
>    If you are sure this is a good mythtv database, verify
>    that the settings table has the DBSchemaVer variable.
> BTW, my backend and original frontend work fine, and the DBSchemaVer
> variable does exist. Although I found some references to this error in the
> archives, I couldn't find anything directly relevant. Most of the answers
> involved dropping the database and starting again, so that will be my next
> step, but to save me wildly stabbing in the dark, could someone answer the
> following questions:-
> 1) On the backend I have to set both "IP Address for hush" and "Master
> Server IP address" to right?
> 2) Do I need to edit /usr/share/mythtv/mysql.txt on the backend? At the
> moment the DBHostName variable is set as "localhost", do I need to change
> that to "hush"?
> 3) Anything else I need to do on the backend?
> 4) On the frontend, I need to edit /usr/share/mythtv/mysql.txt and set
> DBHostName to "hush", right?
> 5) If I can get mythtvsetup to run this time, I believe I have to set
> "Master Server IP address" to "", but what about the first IP
> address? Will this appear as "IP Address for hush" and need to be,
> or will it appear as "IP Address for kitchen" and need to be Or
> 6) Will I be better off assigning a fixed lease for the remote frontend as
> well?
> Thanks,
> Mark
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