[mythtv-users] New install and my problmes.

Damian Surr damian at gingermagic.com
Fri Feb 2 15:33:46 UTC 2007

David Watkins wrote:
>> damian at MythBox:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/mythtv-backend stop
>> Stopping MythTV server: mythbackend .
>> damian at MythBox:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/mythtv-backend start
>> Starting MythTV server: mythbackendSession management error:
>> Authentication Rejected, reason : None of the authentication protocols
>> specified are supported and host-based authentication failed
> Hmm, that looks unfamiliar.  Maybe that's a sudo configuration error?
> What happens if you su and run /etc/init.d/mythtv-backend start as
> root?  Is mythbackend actually failing to start?  Or maybe the startup
> script is trying to start mythbackend as a user that doesn't exist on
> your system.
I've been wondering why 'su' hasn't worked on my machine (I've seen it a 
few times while searching for answers to whatever's going on here), but 
then I just found this : http://www.tuxmagazine.com/node/1000148 
Apparently "Ubuntu/Kubuntu distributions don't include the su command 
nor do the have root logins. The only way to get administrator 
privileges at the command-line level is to use sudo."
>> damian at MythBox:~$ mysql -u root -p < /usr/share/mythtv/sql/mc.sql
>> Enter password: [ENTER] (for no password)
>> damian at MythBox:~$
>> Takes me back to the prompt.
> Well maybe that worked?
> what happens now if you do:
> $ mysql -u mythtv -p mythconverg
I'm afraid my efforts to fix things may have made them worse now.

damian at MythBox:~$ mysql -u mythtv -p mythtvconverg
Enter password:
ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket 
'/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2)

tried all possible passwords (mythtv, none, my user password)
even the line that was working earlier:

damian at MythBox:~$ mysql -u root -p mysql

Is returning the same error:

Enter password:
ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket 
'/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2)

I'm beginning to think I may have to start again from scratch.


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