[mythtv-users] infamous "Access denied" on mythtv-setup/frontend/backend

Brad Fuller bradallenfuller at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 14 05:14:59 UTC 2007

Trey Thompson wrote:
> well, aparantly I did something to really foul things up.
> $ mysql -u mythtv -p -e "show database"
> returns the list of databases
> $ mysql -u root -p -e "show database"
> does also
> But, mythtv-setup  gives "Access denied for user 'mythtv'@'%' to
> database 'mythconverg'

Maybe you need to make sure that mythtv user and the host that is 
accessing the dB have access.

mysql>grant all PRIVILEGES on mythconverg.* to mythtv@'<yourhostname>' 
identified by '<pwForMythtvUser';

> I haven't made any sql changes.
> mysql.txt is the same as it was in October
> backend won't start either, giving the same error.
> How do I figure out what the heck I did?
> I've read about 30 posts to the list for "access denied for user", and
> they all point to mysql.txt problems, or Wilson's mysql setup...
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