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EmrldDrgn 08-10-2009 04:03 AM

MythTV Configuration Issues - cannot login to database
I can't seem to get MythTV to work on my PC. I compiled MySQL and its other dependencies, then compiled MythTV, and all that worked just fine, then I tried to follow the instructions here: to get it up and running. However, no matter what I try to do with the MySQL database, I keep getting the error "Cannot login to database?" when running any MythTV program (frontend, backend, filldatabase). Can anyone help me with this problem?

pljvaldez 08-10-2009 10:31 AM

Did you add the mythtv user and password to the database?

Also, your /etc/mythtv/mysql.txt file should look like this:


EmrldDrgn 08-11-2009 12:52 AM

Steps I took:

Compile MySQL
Set MySQL Admin Password
Compile MythTV/Plugins/Themes
Add User mythtv
su mythtv
mysql -u root -p < mythtv.sql
Run Mythbackend (fail)
Write mysql.txt according to that link you sent me (which i found on my own)
Run Mythbackend (fail)
Fiddle with database repeatedly, fail repeatedly
Post here.

pljvaldez 08-11-2009 12:27 PM

Before running mythbackend, I think you need to run mythtv-setup.

EmrldDrgn 08-12-2009 03:10 AM

I tried that too, it didn't work either :(. Nothing can connect to the database.

pljvaldez 08-12-2009 10:40 AM

Just out of curiosity, what distro are you using? There may be some precompiled packages that could ease your install.

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