Friday, October 30, 2015

Post 3100 - Friday


It is close to 10:30.

I have spent most of the evening here in my home office installing the Plex Media Server on the desktop computer. As is often the case, evening supposedly simple things like this are fraught with mishap and mistakes and false starts. I had to fuss quite a bit with linux file permissions until I found a web page that explained that if PMS knows that the main user of the computer is the "owner" and main user of PMS, then it should then be able to read everything on all the damn hard drives. I made that one line change in an obscure file, and it worked. I was then able to re-create all the libraries and tell them where to look for the media in question. Plex is now happily indexing all those libraries, after which it will do post-processing on the entries and add pictures and so on. That is automatic but will take several hours.

I had not intended to spend a third evening in a row huddled around this computer getting it all working again, but that has been the unfortunate case. My brain is fried.

I think I will turn in for the evening. Very long day tomorrow.

See you then.


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