[mythtv-users] MythTV newbie questions

George Galt george.galt at gmail.com
Sun Sep 16 00:36:40 UTC 2012

On Sat, Sep 15, 2012 at 10:15 AM, Eric Sharkey <eric at lisaneric.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 10:19 AM, Tyler T <tylernt at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Once I had established the tuner was
>>> working, I wanted to use the workstation as only a frontend, so I
>>> uninstalled mythtvbackend.
>> See, you're thinking logically. Stop that. ;) Mythtv likes to have the
>> FE *and* BE installed on *every* machine. On the machines you want to
>> be FEs, you just don't run the BE executable. On machines you want to
>> be BEs, you just don't run the FE executable.
> This just isn't true at all.  I don't have the BE installed on any of
> my FE only systems and I haven't had any problems.
> Use a text editor to take a look at the file:
> /home/nickj/.mythtv/mysql.txt
> and make sure it has the settings you want.
> Eric
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I believe that config.xml is now used rather than mysql.txt for
specifying the location of the backend and mysql instance.


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