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

Mike Carron jmcarron at gmx.com
Mon Nov 23 03:24:05 UTC 2020

I didn't delete it, just renamed it oldmm.lll It doesn't make any
difference, mythfrontend goes directly to the waiting for database screen.

On 11/22/20 4:53 PM, James Abernathy wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 22, 2020, 7:26 PM Mike Carron <jmcarron at gmx.com
> <mailto: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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