Having nothing but grief trying to get plex setup. Tried SSH tunneling, doesn’t work. When I try to setup the server the first time, it gives an error that settings cannot be saved. Then if I try to claim it with my plex.tv account, it doesn’t connect. Tried all kinds of different ways… nothing works!
How I set it up recently
- Enable x2go
- Connect into the server via x2go
- open up a browser and point it to http://localhost:32400
- add my account
I then went to configure things and got the settings can’t be saved.
I went to my local browser, opened up plex.tv and then went to my new server and changed my settings, added the Movies, etc.
the key is once you can start making setting changes logout of your plex from the top right corner and then claim server.
Can’t connect to my server using x2go on OS X. Any ideas? It gives a timeout error.
I have the same issue and I am unable to follow the Plex SSH tutorial because it uses putty and not a Mac option.
There are tunnel instructions for all OSs on this page: https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/200288586-Installation
Time out error would maybe related to a typo or perhaps the client not being able to find the x2go server. However mac os is something that I cannot personally troubleshoot as I don’t have access to a mac.
It looks like this might be the command that is necessary. I’ll try this out.
OS X or Linux Open a Terminal window or your command prompt Enter the following command (substituting the IP address of your server as appropriate): ssh ip.address.of.server -L 8888:localhost:32400 Open a browser window Type http://localhost:8888/web into the address bar The browser will connect to the server as if it were local and load Plex Web App
Edit: I did this and got my plex working. Thanks for the link!
Turns out I needed to install Xquartz in addition to the x2go client on OS X. Works fine now.