[mythtv-users] mythtv setup problem

Steve Daniels steve.p.daniels at googlemail.com
Mon Aug 7 20:36:39 UTC 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-
> bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of mike
> Sent: 07 August 2006 20:09
> To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
> Subject: [mythtv-users] mythtv setup problem
> How are you calling "mythtv-setup"? From the console? Or from a
> terminal
> window whilst logged into a window manager?
> Is mike a root user? Does mike have full permissions to his home
> directory?
> Have you ever run mythtv-setup from mike's home directory as a su'd
> root
> user?
> Does a mysql.txt file exist in the current home directory under the
> .mythtv
> folder? What are its permissions?
> Steve Daniels
> You are right Steve it is a permissions problem. I changed the
> permissions on mysql.txt in /home/mike/,mythtv and that enabled me to
> enter the setup program. However, the database is not open; this is
> part of my console display and yes I running this from a terminal
> session on the myth box. mike is a root user, it is the user I
> created when I installed Ubuntu. It looks like the mythtv user can't
> open the database.  Not sure how to remedy that !
> Cheers for your help.
> mike
> 2006-08-07 19:51:33.146 Unable to connect to database!
> 2006-08-07 19:51:33.146 Driver error was [1/1045]:
> QMYSQL3: Unable to connect
> Database error was:
> Access denied for user 'mythtv'@'localhost' (using password: YES)
> QSqlQuery::exec: database not open
> QSqlQuery::exec: database not open
> 2006-08-07 19:51:33.201 DB Error (KickDatabase):
> Query was:
> No error type from QSqlError?  Strange...
> 2006-08-07 19:51:33.257 Database not open while trying to load
> setting: GuiOffsetX
> 2006-08-07 19:51:33.258 Unable to connect to database!
> 2006-08-07 19:51:33.258 Driver error was [1/1045]:
> QMYSQL3: Unable to connect
> Database error was:
> Access denied for user 'mythtv'@'localhost' (using password: YES)

Well that must be a one off, me hitting the nail on the head!

Now however I must point you in the direction of the manual..


Make sure to follow the security link, quoted for MySQL and read up on how
to set up a mythtv user. Also have a search around to see how to make sure
the correct MySQL username and password is in the mysql.txt file.


Steve Daniels

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