[mythtv-users] Configuration question

Matt Rude mythtv at mattrude.com
Thu Dec 7 18:33:27 UTC 2006

John wrote:
> I'm a bit puzzled over where the configuration data is kept.  Not under 
> the /etc tree, apparently.
> My question arises because I keep getting messages that it can't find 
> the BackendServer; for example, after running mythfilldatabase, I get 
> message below:
> No setting found for this machine's BackendServerIP.
> Please run setup on this machine and modify the first page
> of the general settings.
> And yet, when I run mythtv-setup, there it is, plain as day: 
> <> (both FE and BE on same machine).
> Yes, mysql IS running, and when I dump the user table, there is user 
> mythtv, on host "localhost", and I have set the password to mythtv, and 
> all permissions are granted!  Database mythconverg is there, with its 40 
> or 50 tables.
> My system is Mepis 6 (uses Ubuntu repositories), and I used the 
> mysql-server-4.1 and the mythtv 18-point something, binaries.
> I must be missing something really stupid.  So my question is two-fold; 
> if somebody can specifically tell me what's wrong, that would be great, 
> but also, what is the strategy for storing all the various settings that 
> the user can tweak and change?  Where is it?  Also, is there a log 
> someplace that would give more useful information?  The one in 
> /var/log/mythtv doesn't tell much.
> John
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all your settings are stored in the database (except for 
~/.mythtv/mysql.txt that tells myth how to access the database.) If you 
are running the backend as a diffrent user then the fronend you will 
need .mythtv/mysql.txt for both users.

Since it looks like this is a new setup you can try to wipe the .mythtv 
folder and rebuild it by running mythtv-setup for each user that uses myth

mv ~/.mythtv ~/mythtv-old


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