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I have downloaded the backend and front end of mythtv for 14.04 but when I open up the backend to configure I get a screen to select country then on the next page I get: MythTV could not connect to the database. Please verify your database settings below. Required fields are marked with and asterisk (*).

*Hostname: localhost [/]Ping test server? Port:3306 Database name: mythconverg User: mythtv Password: mythtv

All of that was already filled out, I haven't changed anything. The only answer I have found to this issue is for mythbuntu located here.

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Are you sure mysql is running? try running: "sudo status mysql" from a terminal –  Nick Veitch Jun 2 '14 at 20:59
I entered that and got: mysql start/running, process 1126 I tried going back into mythtv backend and it still did the same thing. –  xmjsilverx Jun 3 '14 at 0:37
Do you create a password during the mySQL install. I've notice a problem whenever I try anything other then a carriage return (CR) as the default password. –  user288686 Jun 5 '14 at 11:27
I am not sure what MySQL is but it shows its installed. I don't know how to edit the password. –  xmjsilverx Jun 5 '14 at 16:48

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The answer was to reinstall MySQL and enter "mythtv" as the password there as well. All other posts showed to leave the password blank in MySQL but that did not work. Here is the resource page I used to fix the problem.

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