Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Revenge of the Titans won't install properly in Ubuntu

If during the installation of this game you get an error complaining that it couldn't create a directory in /opt, run the following command:

 sudo mkdir  -p /opt/revengeofthetitans/full_length_music
Then run the installer again. All this does is create the directory manually, which seems to be all that's needed!

Edit: Looks like the devs are aware of the problem and planning on releasing a fixed installer imminently. A commendably expeditious response!

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Mythtv Frontend won't connect to Master Backend over network (can't login)

A quick post with a quick fix for an irritating issue.

When attempting to connect to the master backend for the resident mythtv setup in the house over the network via mythfrontend on my laptop I ran into this error. The IP was correct, the login and mysql database password was also correct, even all the firewall rules were properly configured, all to no avail. I'd just keep getting "can't login" over and over again.

Simple fix (On the computer running the master backend):

gedit /etc/mysql/my.cnf
Then comment out the following line with a hash so that it looks like this:
#bind-address =
Exit and save, then reboot. Try and connect again with your frontend, hopefully all is now well!