[mythtv-users] New frontend will not play video

Shanon Mulley shanonmulleyster at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 02:47:02 UTC 2007


Are you talking about the password for the mythtv user (as in, linux
login username), or the password for the mythtv mysql username? I was
of the thinking that the mysql username/password was just for the
local mysql database, not for the remote one.

I'll try getting them all in sync anyway.


On 3/7/07, Mike Perkins <mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk> wrote:
> Shanon Mulley wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have a backend/frontend which has been working fine for over a year
> > (currently running latest mythtv on FC5).
> >
> > I have just tried installed ubuntu on an old machine here (PIII), and
> > installed mythtv (Using the standard repositories), with the intention
> > of using the PIII (ubuntu) machine has a remote frontend.
> >
> > The problem is, it wont work. I can get it to connect, to the extent
> > that I can browse recorded shows (although it wont show me a
> > screenshot of it), but when I try to watch a recorded show, the screen
> > goes to black for a second, then I am brought back to the recorded
> > show browser.
> >
> > A similar thing happens when I try to watch live TV.
> >
> > If I try to schedule recordings (by having a look at the program
> > guide) nothing pops up - it crashes mythfrontend.
> >
> > When I go into the system status from the new frontend, it cannot give
> > me the status of the tuners (from the backend). It is supposed to?
> >
> > It does, however, give me accurate statistics ofthe MythTV server
> > (Uptime, Load, RAM, Swap, Disc usage on the server).
> >
> > The only thing I have set up on the frontend is the IP address of the
> > backend, and I assume this much is correct (as it can see some
> > details).
> >
> > I'm not sure if this is relevant, but I kind of done things in the
> > wrong order while installing mythtv on the ubuntu frontend. I
> > installed mythtv before installing mysql. It gave me an error, but
> > still installed. I ended up trying to remove mythtv and re-installing
> > (using sudo apt-get remove mythtv), but am not sure if it really did.
> >
> > Can anyone suggest whats going on?
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> Ubuntu picks random passwords for the mythtv user for installs of
> mythtv. Check to make sure you have the same password on the BE and the
> FE. Also check the frontend log (by running mythfrontend from the
> command line), that the protocol versions used by BE/FE are the same.
> Mike Perkins
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