[mythtv-users] Ver 31 frontend cannot connect to the database

James Abernathy jfabernathy at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 00:53:07 UTC 2020

On Sun, Nov 22, 2020, 7:26 PM Mike Carron <jmcarron at gmx.com> wrote:

> My backend host recently failed badly enough that I was not able to
> salvage anything so I replaced the hardware and installed a new Ubuntu
> 20.04 and a new v31 mythtv-backend-master with xmltv.
> I then upgraded a remote frontend (Ubuntu 18.04) from MythTV 30 to 31 but
> that frontend will not connect to the database.
> I've checked and rechecked the frontend setup screen and everything is
> correct. The config.xml files for both look like they should work. I've
> tried the backend config with </host> = localhost and = (the
> backend machine IP). The frontend config host is
> I know the ip addresses are good. I can load into the
> address line of the Firefox on the frontend machine and it finds the
> database immediately.
> I'm no doubt missing something obvious but I can't find it. It seems like
> I have worn out 2 search engines trying.
> Suggestions?
> mike
Have you tried deleting the .mythtv/config.xml file on the FE? Then do a
search if the frontend does find it automatically

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