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My freshly installed Ubuntu Server 15.04 can't connect to filezilla (Plex Mediaserver)

Just re-installed ubuntu server on a new hard drive in my mediaserver for Plex. I used to connect the server to FileZilla to upload files but now it wont connect, and I get this error. Status: ...
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how to set up plex on ubuntu pc with external network synology nas as drive

I am a newbie to Ubuntu. I've been trying to set up and run PLEX on an old Dell D620 running 14.04 LTS using a Synology DS214se networked with a NETGEAR S524 switch. At this point I am happy to do ...
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Plex Media Manager sees external NTFS drive but doesn't see directories

I'm running Plex Media Server. All my media files are on an external NTFS drive. The external drive mounts, I can browse the files in it, Plex Media Manager can see the external USB drive, but Plex ...
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Plex is not working properly in ubuntu 15.04, now i cant even remove it?

sudo rm -f /etc/init.d/plexmediaserver && sudo dpkg --purge --force-all plexmediaserver and the result is: Failed to get D-Bus connection: Operation not permitted dpkg: error while cleaning ...
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Problems updating plexmediaserver on Ubuntu 15.04

I followed the guidelines in this post - @ - but it seems that this has brought about a new problem, I can no longer update plex due to the error "E: The package plexmediaserver needs to be ...
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Upgraded to 15.04 and Plex Media server doesn't work

I have already tried everything mentioned in the post here Problems starting plexmediaserver on Kubuntu 15.04 After following the above I ran: sudo service plexmediaserver start Then I ran sudo ...
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Autorunning Plex command In Ubuntu Unity on Chromebook?

I have managed to get the Plex Media Server running on my Chromebook via Crouton and Unity. The only thing is that it won't load unless I run the command sudo su -c /usr/sbin/start_pms plex Is there ...
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Problems starting plexmediaserver on Kubuntu 15.04

I have recently installed plexmediaserver 64-bit from the plex site on my Kubuntu 15.04 laptop and am unable to start. I believe it is in the change from how init scripts work? If you look at the ...
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Plex Server is connected but cant access remotely

My Plex Server Version is 0.9.11.7 running on Ubuntu 14.10. For some reason it wont show outside my local network,I've tried using globalip:32400/web address in a browser outside my local network and ...
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Can I stream media from a Windows partition?

I have Windows 7 installed on my desktop. I have 2 hard drives. My operating system is on one and the other is media storage (NTFS). My family regularly streams media (using PLEX) to multiple devices ...
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Mounting Drives, Replacing with an Array

So I currently have a boot drive, and a 500gb Drive, and a 2TB Drive. I have just aquired a HP ProLiant Microserver, and I will be aquiring 4x2TB Drives in around a month, which I will put in Raid 5. ...
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Can't access Plex from outside my network

My firewall is configured to port forward traffic to 32400. When I log into mydomain.com:32400/web I am taken to my account and I can see my Plex server in the left pane. However I get the error: ...
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Ubuntu server stops working after a while

After around 4-5 hours, my Ubuntu server running plex media server stops responding. Here's all the server reacts when crashed: the server screen stays black with no command line interface ...
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mounting a drive in ubuntu to share it in Plex

I've recently purchased a DLink NAS device and I have mounted it in Ubuntu using the graphical interface and can browse to the files graphically. However, when I open Plex i can't see the mounts and ...
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I have Ubuntu desktop installed and trying to set up Plex I want to put the media on a separate drive this is where I'm having trouble [duplicate]

I have ubuntu installed, I originally only had an SSD to install the OS on, now I want to add 1 and later 2-3 more regular HDDs. I am not sure if I did the first try right, I connected it and ...
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How to change mounting point?

By some reason Plex Media Manager won't recognize my partition(/media/radibg2/Radi/). I've tried to start x-www-browser http://localhost:32400/manage (this is what the plex shortcut which is ...
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Plex Media Server cannot seem to find data on my disks

I have a few drives with content on, and I've added these to a media library for TV Shows. I've mounted them under /media/username and added the mounts to my fstab so they're mounted upon boot. This ...
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How do I split tunnel or bypass a VPN?

Disclaimer: I am a newb to Linux, and I am not a network administrator. I have a working knowledge of both of these things, but I'm no where near as proficient or smart as the rest of you. If I don't ...
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apt-get update not working

guys please help me unable to apt-get update the output is 20% [9 InRelease gpgv 23.4 kB] [7 Sources 76.5 kB/1,064 kB 7%] [Waiting for heaSplitting up ...
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can I access plex media server from the android app?

I'm new to ubuntu and Linux. I have installed Plex using the ubuntu applications manager. When I try to connect to the server using the android app in settings>library>New Library, It says I run a ...
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Unable to read HDD content Lubuntu 14.04

I had a pretty old computer laying around (Dell Dimension 1100) and last week, when I heard about ''Plex Media Center'' I tought it would be a perfect computer to install the server on it. So I've ...
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Restrict the client access to a Plex Media Server to user specified IP addresses

To play videos from my computer on my television I am using Plex Media Server. Unfortunately, with Plex Media Server running, any device on my LAN can access this DLNA server. I want to restrict the ...
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Can't get Plex to find folders on External Drives

I just switched from Windows XP to Ubuntu since all I use is Firefox and Plex. Unfortunately, all my media is stored on two external drives but I can't get Plex to "see" anything on the drives. Any ...
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Plex not detecting media on Amazon S3 mounted with S3QL

So I have had a Plex server for a while now, and it has been running on a Dell Poweredge 2850 and Dell Powervault 220s. Ever since this server has been running, our power bill has been way more than ...
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Installing Plex media server unofficial appstore?

Looking to install the unofficial appstore from Plex to add some oher channels. I just installed ubuntu 14.04 lts. I've been trying so many things. I got the zip to download into the plexmediaserver ...
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Getting a command to run on all files in subdirectories

Apologies for the n00b question. I've installed Plex Media Server on Ubuntu 14.04, and it seemed to be ignoring some folders and files. A very helpful person over at the Plex forums suggested I needed ...
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Where does Plex media server store its cache/settings?

I just want to know where to find the cache/settings locations for Plex Media Server? I just want to save it in case I need to reformat my drive. I'm not sure if it matters but I am using Ubuntu ...
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Mount external Hard Drive with /etc/fstab on ubuntu 14.04 problems

I have been stuck for about two days trying to get this to work properly. I have done all of the following with still no luck. I'm trying to auto permanently mount to a 2 TB Seagate Central that is ...
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I cannot get Plex server to see any directories

I have tried adding a directory outside my home directory. /media/plex and soft linked my /Videos directory to it. I have also added plex to udev group and also to my user group uid=124(plex) ...
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Can I cap the monthly network transfer of a process?

I'm looking for a way to monitor and/or cap the monthly network transfer of an Ubuntu Server 12.04 process. I'm running a Plex Media Server, and while my current ISP is very lax on my bandwidth usage, ...
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How can I prevent hibernating if CPU usage is above say 40%? (Plex, Couchpotato, Transmission)

I am using a netbook as Plex Media Server. I use wake on lan to start Ubuntu when I feel like watching a movie. Windows prevents my pc from going into hibernation when Plex is streaming a video to a ...
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Plex media server and mount issues in Ubuntu 13.04

hopefully it's not too much of a newbie question...... so, i have decided to drop plex media server onto an Ubuntu install in order to provide my house with a stable platform that will maximize ...
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Plex Media Server: Won't find media External Hard Drive

I am attempting to turn an older PC into a home media server with Ubuntu 12.04 using Plex Media Server. I have a newer WD 2 TB external USB HD with all of my media on it. I can not for the life of ...
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Plex Media Pretty sure its a rookie mistake but you never know.

OK I see a ton of stuff for the PLEXMEDIA server. most of it hinges around permissions. I get get the server folder to show on the DLNA display but i can not get the MEDIA through. I have check the ...
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How to change permissions of a hdd partition to suit PLEX

I'm a total newbie when it comes to linux (brought up on windows but fancied a change). I have converted a spare machine to a media server using windows 7, but it got very very slow to the point where ...
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Plex Manager can't read files on external HD (automonted)

I'm having a lot of difficulties in getting plex working. I have mapped 3 sections. 2 on my automonted external disk, 1 is on my home folder (images) which is working fine. Problem is when I try to ...
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How do I add a network drive to Plex?

So I've been looking around and can't find an exact solution to my problem. I dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04. I like Ubuntu and want to use it instead of windows. Everything was working on ...
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How to mount a Synology Diskstation NAS

I am a long time Windows person, with a little experience in Ubuntu. I am trying to set up Plex Media Server on a new Ubuntu 12.04 LTS machine. My video library is on a Synology Diskstation NAS named ...
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Accessing Plex and Transmission remotely

I have setup plex and transmission to be accessed through the webui. My question is how can I let friends access these features from an entirely separate location?
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How to make folders ' seen' by PLEX

When I want to add a folder to PLEX I cannot find it. I have 2 harddrives in my computer. Ubuntu 13 installed on the 120GB SSD and another 1TB normal harddrive which contains 1 Folder called 'Films'. ...
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Plex Media Server on Ubuntu 12.10 - fighting with HFS+ (I guess)

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed along with Plex Media Server 0.9.7.x (I don't remember, the latest version anyway). I had Plex set up on a Mac, and I had all of my media content stored in an external ...
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Which is more advisable for Plex Media Server? The Server or Desktop edition?

I have an old HP notebook that I am going to make into a NAS. It is a HP Pavilion dv6000 from 2007. Specs are 1.7GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core processor 2.5GB DDR2 RAM nVidia GeForce Go 6150 ...
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Plex media server doesn't run after fresh install

After adding the ppa and apt-getting plexmediaserver, it briefly said something like "running media server". Then disappeared. root@host:/etc# ps aux |grep -i plex root 8757 0.0 0.3 4192 ...
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Plex Media Manager won't find /media/Movies or /media/TV internal HDD

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 ...
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Installed plex media server, and it wont start

I just installed plex media server via the software center, and when I try to start it I get initctl: Unknown job: plexmediaserver How can I fix/debug this issue?
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Plex won't enter my home directory or other partitions

I just installed the Plex media server from the Ubuntu Software Center, and opened the web interface. I wanted to start by adding a collection. When it gave me a file browser, I wanted to go to ...