[mythtv-users] Mythbuntu 9.10 LCDServerHost able to edit in database?

Paul Harrison mythtv at sky.com
Fri Nov 6 22:10:21 UTC 2009

Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 11/06/2009 03:57 PM, Douglas Mackay wrote:
>> 2009/11/6 Douglas Mackay:
>>> 2009/11/6  steve.goodey:
>>>> I wonder if someone can help me please.
>>>> Can anyone give me a clue about editing the entry LCDServerHost in the
>>>> database? From this post
>>>> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/402902
>>>> I need to change it to I have the userid and password
>>>> for mysql
>>>> but am unable to find the commands to allow editing of the required
>>>> field,
>>>> which does not appear to be editable in mythweb.
>>> Thought it only me that had the problem. The LCDServerHost value might
>>> not exist in you database (it didn't in mine).
>>> In the settings table within the mythconverg database there are three
>>> fields :- value, data, hostname so to add the LCDServerHost setting
>>> you would create a new row with
>>> value=LCDServerHost, data=, hostname=<think this can be set
>>> to null to apply to all hosts or you can specify an individual host>
>>> I used phpMyAdmin to insert the value to the settings table however
>>> you you should be able use the mysql tools to do the same.
>> If you don't have phpMyAdmin installed it's probaly easier just to use
>> mysql. The following should work :-
>> mysql -u mythtv -p
>> <enter password>
>> use mythconverg;
>> insert into settings (value,data,hostname) values ('LCDServerHost',
>> '', null);
> Or better, use MythXML:
> my_host=setyourhostnamehere
> my_key=LCDServerHost
> my_value=
> wget -O result.xml
> "http://localhost:6544/Myth/PutSetting?HostName=${my_host}&Key=${my_key}&Value=${my_value}"
> (just change the value for my_host)
> Mike

This looks like a system config issue.  mythlcdserver will default to
'localhost' if no LCDServerHost setting is present since that's what 99%
of users will want. So you need to fix you config so localhost resolves
to as I believe it should.

Paul H.

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