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.