[mythtv-users] Unable to start front end on PPC Mac w Linux Back-end

sarvin sarvinc at fastmail.fm
Wed Jun 14 13:03:30 UTC 2006

I've been successfully running MythTV for a few months now as a back/ 
front end on a Linux box in the Living room. I've recently purchased  
a 12' powerbook that I'd like to use as a front-end. On the Mac I'm  
running a .19 build. Unfortunately I'm unable to get the front-end to  
see the database on the Linux back-end.

If I run the front end from a terminal I get:

QSqlQuery::exec: database not open
QSqlQuery::exec: database not open
2006-06-14 08:00:14.247 DB Error (KickDatabase):
Query was:
No error type from QSqlError?  Strange...
2006-06-14 08:00:14.298 Database not open while trying to save  
setting: Language
2006-06-14 08:00:14.300 Unable to connect to database!
2006-06-14 08:00:14.301 Driver error was [1/2003]:
QMYSQL3: Unable to connect
Database error was:
Can't connect to MySQL server on '' (61)

I'm unsure of where the problem is, I think everything should be set  
up correctly. I've modified access to the Mysql database to allow for  
multiple systems using the "no security" option per instructions  
found at the bottom of the page here http://mythtv.org/docs/mythtv- 

Anyone have any clue what I should try next. I can ssh into the linux  
box, and have the correct address.

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