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Ubuntu Server - Power Saving Mode

I have a small headless Ubuntu server that is used exclusively as a Plex media server. I mostly stream music during normal day hours and sometimes at night. In the near future I want to sort out a ...
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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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Running Ubuntu Core 16 (Plex Media Server Ubuntu Appliance for Raspberry Pi). How to I configure a USB connected hard drive to auto mount on reboot?

I downloaded and installed the Plex Media Server Ubuntu Appliance for Raspberry Pi on my Raspberry Pi 4. This is running Ubuntu Core 16; there is no GUI desktop to speak of. I have Plex set up and ...
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NGINX redirecting incorrectly based on subdomain

I have one domain that is registered through GoDaddy that I am reusing with different subdomains for different purposes. Two of my subdomains are routed on a local server using NGINX that has SSL keys ...
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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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New to linux, I'm wanting to setup a plex media server with my files on a RAID 5 config

OK what I have is a newly built computer with 4X6tb HDDs in a RAID5 config and a 256gb SSD for OS(Ubuntu 20.04 Server)/programs. The RAID5 has my media on it already. What I want to do with it is have ...
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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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Plex Accessing External Drive, Old Guides No Longer Work On 20.10

EDIT1: So I realized I could just use the mkdir command to create the directory the Plex guide was trying to work on with chown/chmod. That took care of my initial problem and got the process going. I ...
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Why does my external HDD dock become inaccessible every ~24hrs (during a specific time)?

I recently expanded my media server with a dual bay dock/cloner and a couple 4TB WD Red drives I had sitting around unused. Throughout the most of the day the additional drives function exactly the ...
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Mount network disk on boot of ubuntu core on Raspberry

I have installed ubuntu core on a raspberry pi 3B + to create a Plex server, what happens is that the files are on a NAS disk connected to the network, which has a username and password to access it. ...
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high memory usage after network file transfer

I've just setup an Ubuntu Server today (ProxMox VM) for running PLEX. I use samba SMB share for file transfer to the server. During the transfer memory usage is high (most likely caching) but it doesn'...
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How to share a folder/disc on ubuntu core? [duplicate]

I have successed in installing the Ubuntu appliance with Plex on a Raspberry Pi 2. I plugged an external drive to the Pi, and successfully added it to the plex media library. I want to share this ...
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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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E: Type 'wget' is not known on line 1 in source list [duplicate]

Hello most helpful humans. I have read endless other threads on this subject, and typed a myriad of commands in terminal, but have caused myself more trouble than benefit it seems. The problem is ...
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How to enable integrated GPU (with QSV) on Coffee Lake CPU in Ubuntu 18.x

I am so far unable to get Plex/ffmpeg to recognize the integrated GPU in my Core i7-8700 CPU. From my research it appears this is a common issue related to Coffee Lake CPUs, not just this specific ...
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Using Plex and Snap apps. Mounting issues

I have a drive mounting issue, and I think it has to do with the way Nautilus takes ownership of my mounted drives. I have an NTFS partition mounted in /media through /etc/fstab. In this ...
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Debugging RPC Authentication Error from showmount

I have an NFS server which exposes a couple of shares to the local network. It's been up and running for nearly the last year, and I've been using it just about every other day. Today, however, I ...
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Unable to install software from Atomic Toolkit - 18.04

Currently running a fresh install of 18.04 desktop. I used Atomic Toolkit to set up some software on 16.04 and it worked flawlessly however I'm running into some issue. When I try to install ...
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ufw application profile to allow for specific source ports

I have UFW and PlexMediaServer setup on my server. I have a UFW profile for PMS as so: [PlexMediaServer] title=Plex Media Server description=This opens up PlexMediaServer for http (32400), upnp, and ...
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Selective routing: how to route the traffic of specific ports through OpenVPN in Ubuntu Server 16.04.4 LTS

My home LAN is organized as follows: DHCP is assigned by a (very) basic modem provided by my ISP (Modem). A server runs Plex Media Server (uid=plex, hereinafter: PMS) and Transmission (uid=debian-...