[mythtv-users] Front End Setup
hil at hiltech.com
Mon Aug 14 19:24:08 UTC 2006
I have a MythTV backend (with local viewing) setup. I am now trying to
setup a front end and not getting far.
I have read the paragraphs in the documentation. They say that we do
not need mysql on the front end and that no backend configuration is
needed (correct - no backend on front end only machine).
When I run mythfrontend I get a lot of error messages scrolling by
(because of no mysql there I believe). Then I go into a screen to set
the the language and then host IP address, select ports etc, then a
third simple screen with custom identifier and wake on lan, then I go
back to the command prompt with lots of errors from no database to
connect. The two workstations are about 20 feet apart, both on
Ethernet, and they can ping each other happily. They are connected by a
single gigabit capable switch.
The backend machine has a static IP address assigned.
Here is how I setup the front end box.
Running Linux SuSE (SLED) 10.
Pulled in Lame
Pulled in Qmake
Pulled in mythtv-0.19.tar.gz2
////// qmake and QTDIR setup
Tested for correct response from qmake by running
Neither of the last two responsed (same problem on the server build this
time). I went through books and found what I supposedly could do. I
wrote a very small profile.local and put three lines in it
EXPORT QTDIR PATH
Logged out and back in and path info appeared correct.
//////////// End of qmake and QTDIR setup
opened mythtv-0.19.tar.bz2 with tar -xjf...
went into subdirectory and followed steps with:
(The functions of the above commands looked the same as they did on the
I was doing all this as root so I didn't need the su command.
I must have left something out or put something in that I didn't need.
Advice please. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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