I usually can connect by using connect localhost:dbname user 'myname' password 'mypassword';
I think the connection string in the bazaar may or may not let me. I might not be doing it right.
Here is a printout to demonstrate:
connect "localhost:/var/lib/firebird/3.0/data/first_database.fdb" user 'sysdba' password "mypassword"
Any cool tips or help on this would be appreciated. I had problems with mingw, so I switched to linux. It seems to work better for me. I have firebird up and running and even started coding a small practice postgresql U++ project.