[mythtv-users] My MySql hell :-)

Jean-Marc Melchior luxballer at gmail.com
Mon Mar 12 00:10:47 UTC 2007

the problem is, that Mythtv creates a text file with a random  
password mysql besides the password you setup in mythtv-setup, I  
don't remember exactly where it is located but its name is mysql.txt,  
i think it is /etc/mythtv/mysql.txt if you edit that file and change  
the password to your actual Mysql password then it should work...
the edgy installation sets the password to mythtv, so usually you  
just change user and password to mythtv, do the same mythtv-setup and  
it should work


On 11 mars 07, at 19:05, Damian Surr wrote:

> I'm still getting nowhere with this.
> The last time I went through trying to instal mythtv, i the mysql
> password was blank (enter), but it doesn't seem to be now.
> I've tried everything to reset it (found a few different pages on it,
> but nothing worked)
> decided to remove mysql-server using synaptic package manager, then
> reinstatl it. Still didn't seem to work.
> Then tried taking everything away using synaptic
> (mysql-sever, mythtv-frontend, mythtv-backend and mythtv-database)
> rebooting
> then putting them all back
> after I did that, I got this error message
> dpkg-reconfigure --force mythtv-database
> dpkg: error processing mythtv-database (--configure):
> subprocess post-instillation script returned error exit status 1
> Errors were encounted while processing:
> myth-database
> but I think that's still just to do with not being able to accesss the
> mysql database.
> How the hell do I reset the mysql password in Edgy 6.10? I don't
> remember changing it and it's not blank, 'mythtv' or any of my login
> passwords. I'm close to formatting and starting again, please help.
> Damian
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