[mythtv-users] MythTV newbie questions

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Sun Sep 16 01:34:47 UTC 2012

On 9/15/2012 20:36, George Galt wrote:
> 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.
> I believe that config.xml is now used rather than mysql.txt for
> specifying the location of the backend and mysql instance.

In 0.26 only.

The config.xml file has been around since the UPNP server went in 
several versions ago, but the old mysql.txt file was still primary until 

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