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I had PlexMediaServer (PMS from here on) installed on my Ubuntu Machine,

recently i switched from sshfs to NFS for my network shares,

PMS managed to stream perfectly from my network shares when i was on sshfs, but it stopped working as i enabled and used NFS. (Mind you library updates still happened successfully)

I thought it was a PMS issue so i thought lets remove it completely and reinstall again,

so i removed PMS and removed the /var/lib/plexmediaserver folder

now i installed PMS again but it won't run

i noticed it is unable to create the /usr/lib/plexmediaserver folder as it doesnt exist

also i can see that i cannot stop the pms server and every time i run it it runs with a diff pid

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo service plexmediaserver stop
[sudo] password for ubuntu: 
stop: Unknown instance: 
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo service plexmediaserver start
plexmediaserver start/running, process 3935
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo service plexmediaserver start
start: Job is already running: plexmediaserver
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo service plexmediaserver start
plexmediaserver start/running, process 4009
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo service plexmediaserver start
plexmediaserver start/running, process 4079
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo service plexmediaserver start
plexmediaserver start/running, process 4149
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo service plexmediaserver start
start: Job is already running: plexmediaserver
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo service plexmediaserver start
plexmediaserver start/running, process 4223
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo service plexmediaserver start
start: Job is already running: plexmediaserver
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo service plexmediaserver start
start: Job is already running: plexmediaserver
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ 
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ 

EDIT: running Ubuntu 64 bit 12.04 LTS with PMS beta

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Removing plex user has solved for me.

sudo userdel plex
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