I wanted to jot this down before I forgot. I spent half a day trying to figure out why Plex wouldn't import my MP3 files into it's library when I could browse to them and open them on the Desktop.

The quickest solution revolves around user groups in Ubuntu.

H/T to stevenrobertlane of Ubuntuforums. It goes like this...

Type this command to edit the plex script. sudo nano /etc/default/plexmediaserver

Replace the "plex" user account with your own account.

PLEXMEDIASERVER_USER=plex Change to
PLEX_MEDIA_SERVER_USER=your user name

control+O to save

Run once http:// localhost:32400/web/index.html#!/dashboard

Stop: sudo service plexmediaserver stop

add user to group: sudo addgroup plex youruser
sudo addgroup youruser plex

start: sudo service plexmediaserver start

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