[mythtv-users] mythtvsetup won't run, exits with errors (Fedora)
cvertesi at indiana.edu
Sat Mar 6 21:48:08 EST 2004
> > This error means that it can't connect to your mysql database.
> > 1) make sure that mysql is running:
> > # ps -ael |grep mysql
> > look for at least one instance of mysql
> it's running
> > 2) make sure that your databases actually exist in mysql. I don't know
> > sql enough to help you out here, but you can just repeat the steps
> > outlined in Jarod's howto.
> I can't tell if they exist either. I've executed the instructions in
> Jarod's HOW_TO over and over...
> I thought it might be a permissions thing, but if you can't find the
> database, how can you set permissions?
Right, so it looks like it's a problem with MySQL. did you set up any
passwords on your sql server? Check the mysql logs in /var/log to see
what's happening. If myth is trying to access a database that doesn't
exist, you'll see evidence there.
To check about permissions problems, first make sure that mythbackend
and mythtv are not running (ps -ael |grep myth). Then login to kde (or
whatever) as root. Open a terminal window, and type mythbackend. Watch
that badboy for any error output. Then run mythtvsetup from a separate
terminal window, and watch that for error output. If it works running as
root, but not as your mythtv user, then you know it's a permissions
issue. If it still doesn't work, you can see what error output (if any)
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