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I'm new to Ubuntu, just installed Mythbuntu 12.04.3 (64-bit) from an iso (single fontend/backend combo). Seemed to instal fine, rebooted my machine only to find I was faced with a screen asking for country and language information (fine; UK, English).

However, the next screen says 'MythTV cannot connect to database' and I am presented with a form (one of two), which already contains data (hostname, password...) so change nothing. I click next (to get to screen two of two) again change nothing (both check boxes are left unticked) and click finish. This sends me back to the original country/language screen.

Is there a fault with the install? Have I missed something in the install/instructions? Is there a way of fixing this?

Appreciate your answers.

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Edit your /etc/mysql/my.cnf and /etc/mysql/conf.d/mythtv.cnf files so that the bind address is your server address (the local network address) and not the loopback address (127.0.0.1).

Once you reboot it should connect. If you're unsure what the password is, nano /etc/mythtv/mysql.txt -- the password is in there.

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I have had the same problem and the only solution I have found is to install mythbuntu. There seems to be some sort of a secret mythtv sect that requires a magic decoder ring or special handshake or something in order to give up the answer to this oft-asked question. I have a mythbuntu installation running and it does work but I have never been able to get mythtv to work on an existing desktop.

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Can you try searching for the specific package? –  Whaaaaaat Dec 30 '13 at 3:48
    
How does this help? The question clearly states that the system was installed from a Mythbuntu ISO. –  David Edwards Jan 16 at 11:45

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