[mythtv-users] I can't make any progress in getting Mythtv to work

greg greg12866 at nycap.rr.com
Mon Oct 27 18:22:33 UTC 2008

daryl wrote:
> 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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Try this..
Do a search for mc.sql
Then run this command:
$ mysql -u root -p < (put your path here) /database/mc.sql
enter password:

This usually works for me......

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