How to Use the Playback Capability in zm4ms with the Mandriva 2006 LivecCD
By default on the Mandriva LiveCD, access to the MySQL server is only allowed from/to the local client.
This means that you cannot connect to your ZoneMinder MySQL server from another host, i.e. your PC running zm4ms.
To resolve this 'issue' you need to edit the file /etc/sysconfig/mysqld and remove the text between the quote for the variable MYSQLD_OPTIONS.
The original line looks like this : MYSQLD_OPTIONS="--skip-networking"
And the new will be : MYSQLD_OPTIONS=""
After modifying this line, save and exit.
The MySQL server needs to be restarted by entering the command 'service mysqld-max restart'