[mythtv-users] MythTV front ends can't connect to backend

stan stanb at panix.com
Sat Dec 30 16:44:57 UTC 2006

I'm trying to do a fairly massive upgrade of various things this weekend.
One of the first is to upgrade my MytTV backend, and the frontends.

I've (mostly) got the backend machine working, and the frontend on that
machine works. Acording to The MythTV docs n Ubuntu help, I should be able
to install just the fronend on some machine. But when I do that it does not

I;m getting connected to the database on the backend machine:

2006-12-30 11:38:20.919 New DB connection, total: 1
2006-12-30 11:38:21.028 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: panda

But, not getting connected to the Myth backend itself:

2006-12-30 11:38:51.935 Connecting to backend server: (try 1
of 5)
2006-12-30 11:38:51.940 Connection timed out.          

As you can see, the basic problem is that the frontend is expecting the
backend to be on localhost, which in this case it will not be.

Where is this configured?

Unix is very simple, but it takes a genius to understand the simplicity.
(Dennis Ritchie)

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