When I do a search for media in each of these drives (which are loaded with movies and TV shows), Plex doesn't find anything. When I searched my music folder, it only found two artists (and I have at least 20). I am fairly new to Ubuntu, and I am lost as to where to start. Any ideas? I am using Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit.
Try adding Plex to the plugdev group.
Open a terminal (Press ControlAltT) and enter
Verify that plex was added to the plugdev group by entering:
which should display what groups plex belongs too. Next, reboot the computer and start plex to verify this corrected the problem.
I had that at first, it was erratic.
Then I found that you have to follow their naming conventions (ish)
Mostly it's this:
Usually then it's easier to just delete the section out of Plex and re-add it. If you want to force it to re-do just one show, go to the show in plexweb and click the Unmatch link then re-scan, that seems to (eventually) sort itself out.