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Need General Help Installing Plex on Ubuntu 12.04

slimeykw@gmail.comslimeykw@gmail.com Posts: 4Members, Plex Pass
I am pretty new to Ubuntu, and the installation directions they give you on the Plex website are very confusing. I don't know where I enter those values. I found the terminal emulator, but I don't understand the first part of the directions about the myplex.list or whatever. Can anyone help me out? I've googled it for a few days now, and I just can't figure it out. I am pretty knowledgeable with computers, but Windows is my specialty I guess you could say. I just started up with Ubuntu a few days ago. ANY help is much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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  • puithovepuithove Posts: 407Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited May 2012

    I am pretty new to Ubuntu, and the installation directions they give you on the Plex website are very confusing. I don't know where I enter those values. I found the terminal emulator, but I don't understand the first part of the directions about the myplex.list or whatever. Can anyone help me out? I've googled it for a few days now, and I just can't figure it out. I am pretty knowledgeable with computers, but Windows is my specialty I guess you could say. I just started up with Ubuntu a few days ago. ANY help is much appreciated. Thanks in advance!


    Someone might be able to just give you step-by-step instructions that you could copy/paste, and you may be able to get it done - but you wouldn't actually understand what you did. I think it's far better to learn a thing or two so you know what you're doing.

    You should probably do some reading in this case. Here's a document about software repositories. You should gain some overall knowledge of them, but you'll specifically be interested in the "Adding Other Repositories" section for the installation of PMS.
    https://help.ubuntu....sitories/Ubuntu

    Once you understand how to add a third-party repository, then you'll understand what the instructions here mean:
    http://www.plexapp.c...ms-download.php

    Have fun, and good luck.
  • agentbikesagentbikes Posts: 51Members
    Here is my how to:
    http://forums.plexapp.com/index.php/topic/26727-how-to-plex-media-server-on-ubuntu/

    Kind of hard to find on the 5th page :rolleyes:
  • UbeUbe Posts: 42Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Open a terminal, type:

    sudo -i 
    echo "deb http://www.plexapp.com/repo lucid main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/plex.list
    apt-get update
    apt-get install plexmediaserver
    


    sudo will ask you for your password to gain root privileges.

    start/stop: sudo service plexmediaserver [start/stop]
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