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apt-key is deprecated plex on a raspberry pi 3b [duplicate]

Whats up guys, I'm still a huge noob and I don't understand what is going on even though there are similar problems and solutions. I have a raspberry pi that i want to use for a nas. i followed the ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 keeps crashing, possibly due to Plex or External Harddrive

I'm at my wits end and prepared to throw this Raspberry Pi at the wall. I have a Raspberry Pi 4b, installed the latest Ubuntu, and have no problems. Then I install Plex, sign in, and it starts to read ...
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beignet-opencl-icd not available in Ubuntu 22.04

I just installed a Plex Media Server on my Ubuntu 22.04 server. According to Plex's website: https://support.plex.tv/articles/hdr-to-sdr-tone-mapping/, beignet-opencl-icd is required for hardware ...
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sudo apt update error, plex and pi-hole not working

I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 (note: I am a complete novice) on my old windows laptop. After a few weeks I wanted to install Pi-hole and found out I have an sudo apt update error. Now Plex has ...
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Looks an easy mistake? cifs_mount failed w/return code = -2 /etc/fstab

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu and I'm attempting to create a Plex Server, I've done the install but I cannot mount my NAS?!?!.. I've decided to log into a Mint VM and to use the command line to try to ...
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Plex and Folding at Home

I had Plex and F@H on my old Win7 server but am going to be upgrading and hoping to switch to a Linux environment (Ubuntu). On my old Win system, I used a program called Automate6 to do macro stuff. ...
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Plex server to use windows network shared drive?

I have been able to successfully mount the windows Network share drive in Ubuntu. However I cannot get Plex Media Server within the Ubuntu virtual machine to access this drive. I'm not sure what ...
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How do I prevent access to shutdown but not reboot?

I have a ubuntu pc running as a plex server. How do I get it so that no one can shutdown the computer but only allow the user to reboot the machine? I know it is possible in windows but I am just ...
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No /dev/dri directory in Ubuntu Server 20.04

I have a headless Intel NUC 11PAKi5 (with i5-1135G7 CPU and integrated Iris Xe Graphics + Quick Sync), running Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS. I'm trying to enable hardware transcoding in a Docker Plex ...
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plex cant see my file path help?

Long story short, I switch to Linux from mac OS originally. First, I tried Pop OS and it was great. After seeing Budgie, I wanted to switch to Ubuntu. I had followed this article while using Pop to ...
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Adding a network share to Plex server as a library

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 in a virtualbox to test out my use cases before taking the plunge and installing it on my machine, trying to get plex server configured to communicate with my Asustor NAS and ...
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Script to start ad-hoc network

First time posting here: In brief: What I need is for some guidance to write a script that will start an ad-hoc wifi network when my machine goes from ac to battery power and then stop it when ac ...
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Minimum spec to run OpenVPN, NAS, PLEX and ad blocker on same Ubuntu server/OS?

Im new to linux and im exited. I want to have computer with Ubuntu that will act as plex server, NAS, VPN and ad blocker. I also want to acces it remotely outside my network in order to download stuff ...
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Plex Desktop Wine

Anyone had any luck running the Plex Desktop app with wine? According to some forums it is possible and I set it up with PlayOnLinux and it seems to work perfectly fine, except the app gets stuck ...
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How do I make external drives readable and writable to all users when mounted?

I am used to macOS, where external drives are mounted under /Volumes and are accessible to all users. I would like to mimic this behavior on Ubuntu so I can configure a samba share for another user ...
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installing deb file [duplicate]

It just shows a circle and nothings happening for 10 mins +. What can i do to install this software? See solution in comment below
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Hardware transcoding stopped working after host reboot

I have a Intel NUC 9 with a Quadro P2200. ESXi 7.01 is installed on the nuc. I have enabled passthrough on the host and rebooted the nuc. Passed both parts of the GPU - Audio and Video to the Ubuntu ...
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Upgrading / Downgrading to a different version of plex package

How can I upgrade / downgrade to a different package version of plex I can see what's upgradable by typing in. pi@pistorage:~ $ sudo apt list --upgradable Listing... Done plexmediaserver/public 1....
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Plex installation doesn't give option to setup server

Server Version#: 1.19.3.2852-219a9974e I’ve just installed Plex Server on a Ubuntu VM following this guide How to Install Plex on Ubuntu 20.04, I was able to get the server working but I don’t have ...
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Ubuntu Server Install for Plex - not using HDD just small NVME

On an unused machine that was formally a windows pc I have installed Ubunutu Server and then installed plex. This, through a process of trial and error, is working. I had a number of media files on ...
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Extremely slow access of nfs nas on raspbian by Ubuntu

I have my NFS NAS set up on an RPi 4, 4gb with external drives of WD SSD in a powered enclosure formatted ext4. I am using Ubuntu as my Plex server accessing that NAS RPi 4, 4gb also. I correctly add ...
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Plex Appliance for HP PC

I've been struggling to set up a dedicated headless Plex server for a few days now. Learned a lot along the way but once again hit a brick wall. Now my question is at this point; is the Plex appliance ...
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Plex service cannot start

I have tried to install Plex media server on my Ubuntu 18.04 server edition using this method: https://linuxize.com/post/how-to-install-plex-media-server-on-ubuntu-18-04/ But the command "sudo ...
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How to recognise if someone is watching plex media for my bash script

Hey I have a (for me at least) quite difficult question. I have plex media server installed on my Ubuntu server. I'm writing a script that will automatically check if there's an update for the plex ...
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Is there a sector by sector mirror imaging utility for Ubuntu?

I have been using headless Ubuntu 18.04 LTS for quite a while now and it's been updated every time there was an update, it's installed on my Dell PowerEdge T710 Server, and now every time I log in ...
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Random crash on Ubuntu 18.04

I have Ubuntu 18.04 installed on an Intel i5 based PC, mainly for media purposes, Plex server, ect. I find it unreachable every now and then, once every couple of days maybe. I tried checking the disk ...
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Cannot mount NTFS external drive

New Ubuntu Server install 20.04, for Plex Media Server (not yet installed). Popped in a USB NTFS drive which works on other machines. It has media on it which I need Plex to server. # Attempts to ...
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Really slow upload/cast compared to smartphones and other laptops in the same network

I really wanted to cast videos to my Google Chromecast, but I'm facing a really slow connection that doesn't occur with other devices in the same network. For example I'm trying to send stuff from ...
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Ubuntu Plex and Amazon Firestick

I'm new to this plex software media center stuff. I have a desktop w Ubuntu which gets internet via an ethernet port in a wifi router (from the cable tv company). Plex is installed on the desktop. I ...
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plex: how to add a local .mkv file to a library?

Looking to play this mkv file: thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ tree /home/thufir/plex/ /home/thufir/plex/ └── The.Last.Dance.S01E01.HDTV.x264-BRISK[TGx] ├── [TGx]Downloaded from torrentgalaxy.to ....
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starting and running plex media server?

How do I start plex and navigate to its configuration page? thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ sudo systemctl status plexmediaserver ● plexmediaserver.service - Plex Media Server Loaded: loaded (/lib/...
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Getting HW transcoding to work on headless machine

Okay i give up.. Im done.. I cant for the life of me get HW transcoding to work on my plex server.. Im out of ideas.. Im pretty new to this Linux thing.. But i have read everything i could find and i ...
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Permission denied in Makemkv

I'm trying to get plex working on Ubuntu and when I use Makemkv to get the files off my disk, I get the error 'Posix error - Permission denied'. I am trying to put these files on a bigger external ...
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Mount two different network folders as local folders, only one will mount

I have edited the fstab file to have //192.168.12.14/Silver Screen /media/Movies cifs redentials=/home/chase/.smbcredentials,iocharset=utf8,gid=1000,uid=1000,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 0 0 //192....
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Plex media servers appears offline

I have set up a plex media server, after struggling with permissions, my files finally show up in the plex web app. The server is listed on my phone and ipad, but it appears offline. I'm new to Linux,...
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Remove Metadata from Moviefiles with bash script

I have a movie library and wanted to remove all metadata saved in any movie file. Is there a bash batch script, that removes them automatically, so that I don't have to check for every existing file? ...
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Giving Plex Media Server Access to External EXFAT Drive on 19.10.1 RaspberryPi 4 4gb

Edit2 (SUCCESS): First off, thank you to all who responded! I got my Plex server working perfectly. I didn't get email notifications with updates to the question for some reason so I just checked and ...
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Windows 10 share no access

Attempting to move media from Windows 10 to Ubuntu folder on the same network. I created a share user name/password and can log into the server, but have no access to the folder from Windows. Image ...
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Plex keeps needing permission to update library on ubuntu server 18.04

So im still a ubuntu noob so im not very expirienced. I'm currently using plex and everytime i download something and transfer it to the right folder plex can't see the file but when i use chown or ...
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Folder with red and green arrows - what does this mean and why can't I see this in Files?

Does anyone know what these arrows mean and why I cannot see this folder in "Files" as a selectable folder? My media is loaded in my ZFS array here but I cannot see this folder to populate my Plex ...
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Reinstalled Ubuntu 18.04 and restored ZFS array but can’t see data

I have just reinstalled Ubuntu 18.04 with a fresh install which is sitting on my SSD drive. I also have an existing array which I’m trying to get to. Installed ZFS and restored array (mordor) and ...
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snap starts plexmediaserver service as root

I installed plex media server with snap. Now I realized that the service is running as root. Is this the normal behavior? Is there something like a config file for snap where I can change the user ...
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Plex used to work, but I can't find what I did before reinstalling my OS

I'm working on an old HP tower that seems to not like any of the updates being pushed by Ubuntu. So I am still running 16.04. A recent update broke my entire system and I had to reinstall my OS. Since ...
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Ubuntu server 18.04 periodically crashing

My server keeps periodically crashing and I am unable to figure out why. It never used to do it and has only happened since it has been moved into a data center. R clone and plex media server are on ...
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How do I set up a Single Application Kiosk in Ubuntu 18.04 (custom xsession .desktop)?

Does anyone know how to run Ubuntu 18.04 in Single-Application, or Kiosk mode, with direct boot to Application, without logging in or anything? I want to start Plex-Media-Player (like Kodi) directly ...
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DHCP Issues after simultaneous Plex/Pihole install Ubuntu 18.04

Usually my Google-Fu allows me to solve most issues with Linux after enough time, but this one has me stumped. I recently tried to install Pihole on my Plex box, which is running ubuntu 18.04.2. ...
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How do I flash RasPlex to an SD card from Ubuntu? [closed]

I'm trying to install RasPlex for my Raspberry Pi 3. When I downloaded the file to flash, it came in a .bin file and the instructions are very weak. So I now have a .bin file and not a clue on how to ...
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Plex cannot view folders in /media/user/

I was followed this tutorial: https://www.linuxbabe.com/ubuntu/install-plex-media-server-ubuntu-18-04. And after setting the permissions to the media location \media\user\ plex is still unable to view ...
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Plex Server trying to fill my log with UPNP problems

Jan 14, 2019 19:37:44.921 [0x7fc5bbbff700] ERROR - SSDP: Error parsing device schema for http://10.20.1.10:8080/upnp This is what Plex Media Server puts in the log. I have an Unifi-network. PMS is on ...
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Need ownership of newly created file to automatically switch to me.

I'm creating a Plex server and adding the files to the server with a share drive. I add these files from a macbook onto the server computer. When I add them, the owner of the files becomes "nobody" ...
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