[mythtv-users] connection timeout (frontend won't talk to backend on same system)

Tom Lichti tom at redpepperracing.com
Thu Sep 21 15:42:24 UTC 2006

Chris McCuller wrote:
> here's the relevant debug output (mythfrontend -v socket) from the 
> frontend as I try to Watch Live TV and get the error message that it 
> can't connect to the backend (running on the same box).
> 2006-09-20 17:17:51.287 NetworkControl: Listening for remote connections 
> on port 6546
> 2006-09-20 17:17:57.249 New DB connection, total: 2
> 2006-09-20 17:17:57.256 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host: 
> localhost
> 2006-09-20 17:17:57.271 MythSocket(c2a120:20): new socket
> 2006-09-20 17:17:57.278 Connecting to backend server: 
> this help with trying to ascertain what's going on?

Can you get a connection by doing this:

telnet localhost 6543

I suspect it won't work. If you run ifconfig, do have an lo (loopback) 


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