[mythtv-users] Seriously need help fixing new setup
R. G. Newbury
newbury at mandamus.org
Mon Nov 21 22:07:44 UTC 2011
On 11/21/2011 11:37 AM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 11/20/2011 10:57 PM, R. G. Newbury wrote:
>> On 11/19/2011 02:45 PM, steve wrote:
>>> I can connect the mysql/mythconverg using the mysql command line
>>> client. I opened up the settings table and had a look. Some relevant
>>> entries are:
>>> BackendServerIP 127.0.0.1 mythtv
>>> BackendServerPort 6543 mythtv
>>> BackendStatusPort 6544 mythtv
>>> SecurityPin 0000 mythtv
>>> MasterServerIP 127.0.0.1
>>> I also deleted the ICEauthority per Mike's suggestion.
>>> Thanks to you both for the suggestions. This is frustrating, because I
>>> have gotten MythTV working on two other setups in the past and strange
>>> things are happening that AFAIK I am not causing.
>> Hah! There is no hostname associated with the MasterServerIP setting.
>> (Or is that a cut-n-paste error?)
> That is correct--there shouldn't be a hostname associated with
> MasterServerIP. And this is why we don't recommend directly editing the
> database data, because if you change that, it will break all of MythTV. :)
> As I said--and as Geoff confirmed (and actually described how to fix) in
> the other half of this thread--first step is to fix the host name change.
"> That is correct--there shouldn't be a hostname associated with
Huh?? Interesting. I have four standalone myth setups atm (including
the F16 setup presently being poked and prodded in a virtual on the
laptop). All of them have a host entry for the MasterServerIP row (along
with the IP address of course). In all cases, the IP and hostname are
also paired in the relevant /etc/hosts file.
I have never directly entered the hostname into the db.
I do admit to having *changed* it in a mass amendment when 'porting' the
database from the home box onto this desktop. I got lazy and just
grabbed everything on the home box and copied into place. After changing
the 2 IP instances and all of the hostnames, myth was quite happy to
start and run. It thought that the tuners and a lot of recordings had
suddenly gone missing but was fine with that.
Not that it makes any difference, but I am a little surprised. Having
the IP address makes the name surperflous, while having the name inserts
a dependency on their being a good /etc/hosts file, or a DNS server
available. But both is belt and braces....??
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