[mythtv-users] Setting up a new backend from scratch

Mark Greenwood fatgerman at gmail.com
Mon Nov 19 21:14:33 UTC 2012

On Monday 19 Nov 2012 21:06:43 Harry%20Devine wrote:

I have a backend on the latest 0.25-fixes that went "belly up" on me the other day (it boots to a BusyBox prompt, and I suspect the hard disk failed).  My main PC in my house is running Ubuntu, so I figured I'd configure MythTV on it since my tuners are 1 HDHR and 1 HDHR Prime.  I have no problem starting over from scratch with a fresh MythTV installation, I just don't want to reinstall from a Mythbuntu CD.

My main PC used to have act as a frontend, but now I'd like have a combined BE/FE combo.  I tried using the mythbuntu control center to configure the backend role, but whenever I run mythtv-setup, it tells me that it can't connect to the mysql server, even though its running.  I get prompted for my country and language, then it says that it can't connect to my mysql database on my IP.  So, what I want to know is the following:

1) How do I remove the previous FE stuff?

You probably just need to delete ~/.mythtv/config.xml, otherwise it'll still be looking for your old backend. That probably answers question 2 as well.
2) How do I configure mysql properly so the mythtv-setup will connect to it.
3) Are there any other "gotchas" that I haven't covered in this approach?

Thanks for any advice!

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