[mythtv-users] Can't connect to remote backend database (again)

Stephen Worthington stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz
Mon Jul 5 09:30:02 UTC 2021

On Mon, 5 Jul 2021 08:40:05 +1000, you wrote:

>Back in June I posted a problem where I couldn't connect any remote
>frontends to my v13 backend running on Ubuntu 20.04. I fixed that with help
>from everyone (thanks) which meant I could connect a mythfrontend running
>on a Ubuntu PC.
>However, I thought the fix would mean I could connect any number of remote
>frontends, but Ihave a Chromecast with Google TV device with mythfrontend
>installed on it and that won't connect. It finds the backend server and
>populates the IP address, database name (mythconverg) and user (mythtv).
>I'm 100% certain I've entered the correct password (which should be the
>same as the password on the PC mythfrontend, correct?)
>This is my list of users:
>mysql> select host,user from mysql.user;
>| host        | user             |
>| %           | mythtv           |
>| 192.168.0.% | mythtv           |
>| localhost   | debian-sys-maint |
>| localhost   | mysql.infoschema |
>| localhost   | mysql.session    |
>| localhost   | mysql.sys        |
>| localhost   | root             |
>These are my grants:
>mysql> show grants for "mythtv"@"192.168.0.%";
>| Grants for mythtv at 192.168.0.%                                     |
>| GRANT USAGE ON *.* TO `mythtv`@`192.168.0.%`                      |
>| GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON `mythconverg`.* TO `mythtv`@`192.168.0.%` |
>Any idea why the PC's mythfrontend can connect, but the Chromecast
>with Google TV can't? BTW I know there's connectivity because other Android
>apps like Leanfront can connect. They use the APIs so, ironically, they're
>a lot easier to get working than MythTV's inbuilt mythfrontend.

You could try looking in the /var/log/mysql directory on the backend,
and seeing if there are any error messages that tell you what is

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