Alright so I thought I would do a quick post on a problem that I just ran into and solved recently. I installed plex media server in my Linux computer with no issues. I had all my movies and TV shows saved on an external hard drive plugged into my computer.
I tried everything
Opening the config file with:
sudo nano /etc/default/plexmediaserver
Finding this line:
PLEX_MEDIA_SERVER_USER = plex
and changing plex to my username didn’t work.
But give it a try it if you haven’t yet.
What ended up working for me was the command:
sudo chown -R plex /media/
I tried it with:
sudo chown -R plex /media/tom/TomZeehsDrive
Which was the location of my actual hard drive but that didn’t work.
I had to move up a directory to get it to finally work.
Hope this helps some people out there.