Plex not starting up on boot - TrueOS - Free BSD 12.0, PlexMediaServer-



I have tried the following without success-
- Added a file /etc/local.d/plexmediaserver.start

Contents of plexmediaserver.start is
root@TrueOS:/etc/local.d # cat plexmediaserver.start


cd /usr/local/share/plexmediaserver && ./ &

And in /etc/rc.conf added

I can run /etc/local.d/plexmediaserver.start manually and plex services start up.

I have tested stopping and starting the local service and it is able to stop/start the samba services but not plex.

Can someone tell me what I am missing.



I would suggest looking into the FreeBSD port rc.d scrip version and mimic the behaviour, thats probably the best way to get it to work.


I rolled back to plexmediaserver- which is packaged correctly for FreeBSD.
Now I can start/stop plex using the proper “service plexmediaserver start/stop/status” commands.
However the service still refuses to start on boot. I will need to do more debugging. Seems like a TrueOS issue. I am certain it works fine on FreeBSD.


Today pc-updatemanager ran and after reboot all is well. plexmediaserver is starting up on boot, Yay…