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

Mike Carron jmcarron at gmx.com
Mon Nov 23 03:58:40 UTC 2020

Please excuse my recent top posts. All of my other lists use top posting
and it is easy to forget this list bottom posts.

See below for response.

On 11/22/20 7:46 PM, Ram Ramesh wrote:
> On 11/22/20 9:24 PM, Mike Carron wrote:
>> 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
> Does xubuntu install any firewall/iptables that could block access to
> backend?
> Ramesh
Mike: I don't think so. At least nothing that would block Firefox from
access to the backend.

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