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

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Mon Nov 19 21:48:35 UTC 2012

On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 10:30 AM, Harry Devine <lifter89 at comcast.net> wrote:

> Nope, same problem. Just keeps on looping back to the first screen.
> Harry

Please don't top post

Clear out (or check) all the config.xml and mysql.txt files in /etc/mythtv,
~user/.mythtv and ~mythtv/.mythtv

When you set up the backend on your former frontend only machine a new
random password will have been generated by the package mythtv-common. If
you didn't note this password, you can reset it by running sudo
dpkg-reconfigure mythtv-common and either chooing your own or letting it
create another random one.

> Mark Greenwood <fatgerman at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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!
>> Harry
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