MythTV Reloaded – Day 5
Well, up until this point, everything has progressed exactly as planned. As with all things that I do though, something must go wrong. Well, now I have hit my first big speed bump with this build process. Today I set my backend system to run the 0.24 install that I made a couple of days ago and that is still working fine. After re-migrating the database, everything still shows up locally.
The issue that I’m running into now is that when I launch the frontend application on my laptop I get an error message saying that MySQL couldn’t connect to the database. Eventually I get the initial setup screen asking for the language to use and then later what IP to use for the backend. I set that up and then once again I cannot connect.
I poked around in the backend for a bit and noticed that there was a spot to set a PIN for the system. The description said that a blank pin will reject all connections and a pin of 0000 will allow any system to connect to it. Otherwise, the pin needs to match between backend and frontend(s). Just as a test, I set this to 0000 but I am still unable to connect to the backend. When I setup the backend I made sure to open the firewall ports for Mythtv (6543 and 6544). Not sure where to go from here. Guess it’s time for a bit of Googling. Until I get it figured out, it’s back to 0.21 for the backend. Still no hickups for anyone other than me so WAF is still OK.
MySQL has it’s own login/pass
MySQL has it’s own login/pass permissions that may not be set properly on the client or server side.
Hey John, thanks for chiming
Hey John, thanks for chiming in. I’ll be sure to check that again but I don’t think that’s it. It didn’t appear to be a matter of not being able to log into the database but more that it couldn’t see it in the first place. I know that it’s running because the backend works fine with it locally… But I’ll double check the user names and passwords again at both ends just in case.