[mythtv-users] mythfrontend can't connect to backend/database

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Mon Apr 21 00:38:05 UTC 2008

starcycle wrote:

> 2008-04-20 14:23:50.046 Testing network connectivity to
> 2008-04-20 14:23:50.106 Unable to connect to database!
> 2008-04-20 14:23:50.107 Driver error was [1/2013]:
> QMYSQL3: Unable to connect
> Database error was:

Using perror:
root at myth ~]# perror 1
OS error code   1:  Operation not permitted

Which means it is likely that /tmp is owned by root:root and mysql 
cannot talk to the socket.

Edit the /etc/my.cnf file to point mysql to somewhere it can write to..
This is the top of my file:


/Var/lib/mysql is owned by mysql and of course it can write there!


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