[mythtv-users] Help! New Frontend box cannot connect to master backend in setup.

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Fri Aug 8 01:24:47 UTC 2008

On Thu, Aug 7, 2008 at 7:19 PM, Allen Edwards
<allen.edwards at oldpaloalto.com> wrote:
> My Mythbuntu 8.04 machine works great.  I decided to add a frontend so
> my wife can watch from the bedroom.  I am trying to use Mythbuntu 8.04.1
> for that.
> I googled the two error messages I have gotten in the three install
> attempts I have made.  Installing as a frontend only, I get "Connection
> Results:  Failure" at the MySQL screen when I test the connection.  I
> then tried a simple combined install and then deleted the backend and
> got a message "Cannot login to database"  even after entering the IP and
> password of the backend.
> In the mySQL screen, I entered, the IP address of the backend.
> For password, I entered the password from the /etc/mythtv/mysql.txt file
> of cdRN8CXD.
> I can both ping and connect to mythweb from this would-be frontend so I
> know the connection is good.
> I checked the Host Address Backend Setup on the main myth box.  I tried
> both and as the IP addresses in both spots.  The
> security pin is set to 0000 which should allow anyone to connect.
> Everything else looks like it does in the installation manual.
> I am stuck, out of ideas.  This can't be this hard as I know lots of
> people do this.

Do you have any other mysql.txt files?

On the new frontend, can you connect to the master backend MySQL server?

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