[mythtv-users] connecting android mythtv-frontend on shield to v31 backend

James Abernathy jfabernathy at gmail.com
Sat Feb 15 18:07:00 UTC 2020

On Sat, Feb 15, 2020, 12:36 PM Peter Bennett <pb.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 2/15/20 12:04 PM, James Abernathy wrote:
> I build a test system with mythtv v31 on ubuntu 18.04. It's working fine.
> I want to test it with a Shield TV frontend using mythfrontend v31-Pre-1898
> and I've having some issues.
> First I used adb install to install the Shield frontend and on the shield
> setup I reset all the data and cache.
> Second I made user that the v31 backend had the mythtv.cnf for for mysql
> (mariadb) had the # removed from the bind address statement.
> With MariaDB it needs to be set as
> bind-address = ::
> in /etc/mysql/mariadb.conf.d/50-server.cnf or whatever file has it
> When I do the search on Shield for the backend it shows my 2 V30 backends
> and one V31 backend. I can't seem to connect to is.  Every time I go to
> setup its have the database password right, but the IP is  I
> changed that to the right IP for the v31 backend, but it's can't connect to
> the database.
> Any ideas?
> there are some options -
> 1. Set a pin on your v31 backend, then on the shield select that backend
> and enter the correct PIN.
> or
> 2. Select setup on the shield and enter the correct database ip address,
> database, user id and password. You can check against config.xml on your
> server to make sure you have the correct values.
> If it still does not connect you can run adb logcat > some file and look
> through the file for the relevant database connection error message.
My mysql.cnf had the localhost bind-address, but the mythtv.cnf had the
right one. I think the mythtv.cnf would take precedent.

I think it could be the fact that in mythtv-setup-> General the IP was set
to I've changed to the real IP.
I'll test after the Liverpool game is over.

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