[mythtv-users] Frontend connection problem

The GUIGuy linux at finalfiler.com
Sat Jun 21 00:05:58 UTC 2008

Nick Morrott wrote:
> LocalHostName is configured by a user if  they do not want to use
> their machine's hostname to store settings against in the database.
> This is used in situations where your 'real' hostname changes
> regularly - mythfrontend will continualy lose its settings in this
> scenario unless you use the LocalHostName unique identifier.

Thanks Nick.

I didn't post the rest of the relevant shell output, so

2008-06-21 09:42:59.627 Using runtime prefix = /usr, libdir = /usr/lib
2008-06-21 09:43:00.155 DPMS is active.
2008-06-21 09:43:00.156 Empty LocalHostName.
2008-06-21 09:43:00.156 Using localhost value of <localpc>
2008-06-21 09:43:00.195 New DB connection, total: 1
2008-06-21 09:43:00.206 Unable to connect to database!
2008-06-21 09:43:00.207 Driver error was [1/2003]:
QMYSQL3: Unable to connect
Database error was:
Can't connect to MySQL server on '' (111

I am stuck on the error "Can't connect to MySQL server on '' 
(111)", despite this being the valid backend server which I can access 
OK from another front end. AFAIK the network is connected OK.

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