[mythtv-users] I can't make any progress in getting Mythtv to work
greg12866 at nycap.rr.com
Mon Oct 27 18:22:33 UTC 2008
> Johnny Russ wrote:
>> On Sat, Oct 25, 2008 at 6:46 PM, daryl <sofasurferlinux at charter.net
>> <mailto:sofasurferlinux at charter.net>> wrote:
>> Now, using Ubuntu Hardy with Mythbuntu-desktop installed I have
>> the same
>> problems as in my first post...
>> I configured a primary backend and a frontend.
>> Next to where is says "ping test server" on the first setup page,
>> there is a space labeled
>> "port". Should there be anything in it? Should "ping test server"
>> be checked or unchecked?
>> Usually you can just leave these alone, unchecked and the port blank.
>> It should use the default port. You can change the port if your
>> database is running on another machine.
>> Page 2 has these options. "Use custom identifier for frontend
>> preferences" and "Enable database server wakeup". I think these can be
>> left alone for now. Correct?
>> You don't need to use a custom identifier unless you change the
>> hostname of you machine frequently, which most people do not do. You
>> don't need database server wakeup. Again that is for when you have
>> another backend machine that has the database running on that machine.
>> If the other machine sleeps or is shutdown, that setting would let you
>> wake it up to access the database. You don't need to worry about that
>> since you are using a combined frontend/backend machine.
>> Now when I click the "finish" button I get this message "Cannot find
>> (ping) database host on network. Clicking on "ok" takes my back to the
>> first configuration page.
>> I had this happen recently when I set up a new backend. During the
>> setup I put in the ip address of the machine instead of just using
>> localhost when it asked for the address of the mysql server. Others
>> can probably explain this better, I assume it had something to do with
>> mysql not being setup to accept connections from the network or
>> something like that. Just to make sure you can reset the installation
>> for these things by running:
>> sudo dpkg-reconfigure mythtv-common
> When I run "sudo dpkg-reconfigure mythtv-common", I am able to change
> the username and password and they show up as I changed them in
> ?home/daryl/.mythtv/mysql.txt. I then finish going through the
> configuration page and when I click "finish" I am taken directly back to
> the beginning of the configuration page. At this point I see that
> username and password are not as I have changed them, but have reverted
> back to the original "username=mythtv" and password=mythtv".
> It seems to me that this may be my problem, that whatever username is
> set to, it is not being recognized.
> What do you think?
> I know there is more to do, but this seems to be my first sticking point.
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Do a search for mc.sql
Then run this command:
$ mysql -u root -p < (put your path here) /database/mc.sql
This usually works for me......
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