[mythtv-users] Help: Failed to connect to ( Connection refused

Stephen Worthington stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz
Sat Sep 7 01:41:26 UTC 2019

On Fri, 6 Sep 2019 17:16:34 -0500, you wrote:

>I've checked some on the web, but come up empty on a fix.
>This is a long-running system that suddenly today won't let mythwelcome or
>mythfrontend.real connect.  Even mythtv-setup took a looooooooong time to
>come up.  I checked and the master backend server IP is set to
>, which is the correct IP.
>I checked the ~user/.mythtv/config.xml files in my normal user account and
>the mythtv account and don't see anything amiss there, but they appear not
>to have any bearing on the issue anyway.
>Why are mythwelcome and mythfrontend trying to connect to the local
>loopback address anyway?
>Any help would be appreciated.

One problem I encountered a while ago that makes mythbackend respond
very slowly is where a drive or network mount point is not responding.
In the case of a drive, a partition may need a full "fsck -f" done on
it and while it appears to mount, it does not work and every time
mythbackend tries to use it, it causes the thread that is doing that
access to hang for ages.  Similarly with network mount points - if the
partition at the other end needs fsck -f, or if the network connection
is failing for some reason, you get a mythbackend thread doing long
timeouts whenever it accesses the mount point.

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