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.