[mythtv-users] Configuring MythTV frontend/connection to backend database

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Tue Jan 30 19:47:45 UTC 2007

On Jan 30, 2007, at 11:43 AM, David Lynam wrote:

> Hi,
> Ive installing mythTV recently on a single backend/frontend  
> machine. I am now setting up a second seperate frontend in which I  
> want to connect to the existing backend/frontend database. I have  
> installed myth frontend and now in the middle of the small  
> configuration. I have tried to connect to the database but it still  
> says I cant connect to database. The user name and password are  
> correct as well as IP address?? Is there something Im missing??
> Any ideas guys :)
> David

MySQL generally turns off remote access by default. Make sure you  
don't see anything that excludes networking in your my.cnf file. Then  
you also have to specify from which hosts users are able to connect.  
Modify your user table to make sure the host you're connecting from  
is associated with the user you're connecting as. If this doesn't  
make sense, google for remote MySQL Connection and you'll see a bunch  
of stuff along with SQL commands to issue to allow it.

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