Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'm using Mythbuntu 12.04 and I have it setup as a LTSP server.

When I boot a fat-client as my 'mythfrontend' it asks me the normal questions, language, server, username, password, then it saves that in the .mythtv/mysql.txt file. When I reboot my client it resets that file back to default. Why does mythtv or ltsp do this?

The work around I use at the moment is to create a sript called ~/bin/start_myth with the following:


cp ~/mysql.txt ~/.mythtv

The ~/mythtv.txt file holds the correct settings. I would like to remove this workaround and find out what exactly is causing this error.

share|improve this question

It could be a couple of things. First, is your LTSP overlay working correctly? Are other files saved as appropriate when you reboot? If not, you'll need to get your overlay working correctly on your server and mounted on your client. Look into doing a dpkg-reconfigure mythbuntu-diskless-server on your LTSP server.

If it is working correctly, could your just symlink the two files in the client chroot?

share|improve this answer
I had a heap of problems running the ltsp-build-client with the '--fat-client' switch instead. However this gives me no overlay to play around with. – map7 Jun 14 '12 at 5:25

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.