[mythtv-users] new user with error...please point me toward the appropriate reading

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Sun Jan 28 17:30:43 UTC 2007

On 28/01/07, Mike Chandler <michaelachandler at cox.net> wrote:
> > Carefully read the MySQL section in the MythTV docs -
> > http://mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-6.html#ss6.2 - and ensure you have
> > given access to users wanting to access the mythconverg database.
> >
> > What stage of the MythTV installation are you at? Why are you
> > connecting to the database as user mysql? Your mysql.txt file should
> > normally use user/pass of mythtv/mythtv.
> >
> > Nick
> Thanks again, Nick...I just used synaptic to search for something to record TV
> on my computer, and mythtv showed up... So I just added the sources.list and
> installed that way. I did no configuring of my own, and haven't gotten past
> the errors I've showed you.
> >"Why are you connecting to the database as user mysql?
>  I just got the setup screen and I tried my normal username, root, and finally
> mysql  (because that is the 'user' listed in /etc/mysql/my.cnf) and nothing
> is working at all...
> Now I'll go do as you said and see if that helps...thanks again. This is
> frustrating for me.

Reading through the offocial MythTV docs is important if you want to
use MythTV, as it is not just a single executable and configuration
can seem daunting at first. You need to configure your system (capture
cards, listings etc) using mythtv-setup, start mythbackend, and then
run mythfrontend on the machine you want to watch media on. In terms
of the database, which should be setup when MythTV is installed, the
defaults for ~/.mythtv/mysql.txt are usually:


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