Transmission is a set of lightweight BitTorrent clients (in GUI, CLI and daemon form). It is Ubuntu's default BitTorrent client since Ubuntu 8.04 LTS.

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Transmission. Started with a “permission denied”, now it won't even run

So I just ventured into the land of Ubuntu. It was a pleasant stroll until I came onto the chasm of users and permissions. I installed transmission-daemon. Everything looked nice and easy, but once ...
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Torrents don't download in kubuntu

I have a problem with torrents i've been using linux(kubuntu) for about two months...and i also liked the torrent client that came with it i.e (ktorrent) but recently i noticed that ktorrent dosen't ...
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I cannot download torrents any more! Files I download from torrent sites have the extension .exe

I recently tried to download a few torrents from various sites and found that the file extension of all the files I try to download is .exe, which neither transmission nor vuze nor I know what to do ...
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How can I make Firefox open magnet-links in Transmission?

I can't find out how to make Firefox open magnet-links in Transmission. There is no option to make it the standard program for magnet-links in its properties, and as I am not experienced with the ...
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Transmission keeps crashing when a web seed is connected

For some reason Transmission is crashing when I download a torrent file with a web seed. For example: I wanted to download the Netrunner 14 release as a torrent file and Transmission said there was 1 ...
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Why are my torrents not downloading?

I am using transmission-daemon and controlling it through the webgui. Currently I have two torrents from separate trackers that are on 0B of OB status. I am using transmission. On one torrent at last ...
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How to exclude files in torrent from download?

Is it possible to exclude certain files within a torrent from downloading using the Transmission client? I can't seem to be able to find any such option. If I go to Properties → Files, there are no ...
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Port closed after update

The port number 51413 gets closed after every update even after creating a firewall rule it does not allow traffic to pass. Please help
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view transmission status through cli

I have installed transmission, and i have added a torrent to it, now how will i be able to view the details of the torrents. i have tried transmission-remote on local system. m@m-170:/home/m/$ ...
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How do I open port 51413 for Transmission?

Just moved to ubuntu on my macbook and spend whole day trying to open transmission port 51413. Already done: I have ufw but i opened ports there and tried without it - probably not the problem ...
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Set individual file priority (single torrent): Transmission

Is there a way to set priorities per file in a given torrent? The files tab only lets me change the names of files and has no other option. If not, is there other software that will do this?
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How to control a torrent file to be downloaded item by item

Look at this img: Generally, Transmission tries to download all of items which are defined in a torrent file, concurrently. For example, if we have 10 item in a torrent file, after 1 hour, they can ...
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Why does my Transmission client tell me my tracker list contains invalid URLs?

When I type in custom trackers into the tracker list, and try to save the list I get a message saying: List contains invalid URLs Am I doing something wrong?
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What does “Seeding to 3 of 4 connected peers 7kB/s ▲” mean?

This is Transmission BitTorrent Client: What does the "Seeding to 3 of 4 connected peers 7kB/s ▲"? What is seeding and what are peers? And why does this only appear after it has downloaded? Before ...
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Transmission tracker “Could not connect to tracker”

I just upgraded to ubuntu 14.04 and updated transmission to 2.82 adrian@my-little-friend:~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ...
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What is the difference between the “start” and “start now” options in Transmission?

In Transmission, if you right-click on a paused torrent, you will get a menu. One option is "Start" and the one below that is "Start Now". Neither of these options have any tooltips associated with ...
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Transmission download doesn't work when on other user

Transmission doesn't work when on other user of the computer. Same magnet link, from the same website downloads when I use the computer as administrator, and doesn't work when I use it from a ...
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How to make transmission work for all users

I tried opening a magnet link from a different (standard) user I created and it didn't work. It asked me to choose a program to open it with. There was no list of programs to choose from. I also ...
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Start a transmission-gtk using a cron job

I'm trying to start my torrent client using a cron job. Following is the job I added to crontab file(contab -e) 00 20 17 07 * transmission-gtk I waited for the time but transmission-gtk didn't ...
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When Transmission is running, I can't reach Google and Youtube [closed]

I have just bought a new router and since I have installed and configured it, I have this problem: when Transmission is running and uploading/downloading files, I can't browse some important websites, ...
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Upstart does not satisfy resources usage requirements set by “limit” stanza

I am experiencing problems with Upstart. I am trying to start the transmission-daemon (a BitTorrent client) with a limit on the maximum resident set size (rss). This is the ...
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How to make Opera open magnet links?

I have Transmission 2.52 and Opera 11.64 x64, when I try to open a magnet link from The Pirate Bay, Opera says it cant recognize that protocol, how to set up?
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How do I get https web interface in Transmission?

I use Transmission's Web Interface, but I don't feel comfortable using it remotely (outside of LAN, e.g., from a friend's house) due to the lack of any sort of encryption. The idea of broadcasting my ...
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How can I ensure transmission traffic uses a VPN?

I'd like to ensure that transmission only sends/receives traffic when the server it runs on is connected to a VPN. I found this question which is similar but I don't want to force all traffic ...
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Is Enabling UPnP in Transmission Worth the Security Risk?

I'm wondering if enabling UPnP so that Transmission can select a random port on start worth the security risk. I am not asking if having a listening port is worth the risk but instead is it worth the ...
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Torrent applications getting slow download speed?

Allowed port in ip tables with this command "sudo iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 6881 -j ACCEPT". After ran this command, Transmission client port shows open but in next 30 seconds it's shows ...
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Changing my default bittorrent?

My deluge would not launch. I uninstalled it thinking that another one of my programs, i.e. . transmission, ktorrent would start opening my magnet links. I did not change my default program for ...
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Torrent magnet links open new window but not transmission

I've installed Ubuntu and Lubuntu a few times now and some of those times I've had the following problem, which I currently have. When I click a torrent magnet link in Chrome (usually from Pirate ...
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Magnet link sometimes does not open Transmission

After doing a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04, Magnet links sometimes do not open Transmission, Its my only torrent client and i need to restart mt computer to get it working. How can i fix this? Im ...
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Transmission started to detect torrents bigger than they are?

When I add a torrent the program in transmission it shows size larger than actual size(for example, If I add a torrent file of size 814 MB in transmission it shows its size is 854 MB and it downloads ...
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Configuring Transmission for faster download

I have tested on the same PC with the same torrent/magnet links the following Torrent Clients: Transmission Ktorrent Deluge qBittorrent Vuze After 7 days of testing I noticed that the only one ...
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Transmission 'save to location' error for NAS

My NAS 3TB hard drive either goes into sleep mode, or isn't available because I am travelling away from home. When this happens, and transmission is open, it will run an error on the 'save to ...
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How to transfer transmission configuration to another machine?

I'd like to know how can I keep my old Transmission data when I do a new system installation. Is there any way to keep my statistics, rate upload/download, etc., and use them in my new installation?
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Seeding with transmission-cli

I am trying to seed a torrent on one of my servers which is CLI only. To create the file I am doing: transmission-create a.out then uploading with: transmission-cli -w . a.out.torrent Except that it ...
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Transmission daemon: permission denied even if debian-transmission has root group

I've got something really strange. Transmission-daemon keeps telling me "Permission denied /home/transmission/downloads/.." (.. = name of torrent folder and files) I created this folder ...
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Downloading Torrents

I recently moved on from windows 8 to Ubuntu 13.10. I torrented a lot of files but I can't seem to get it work. I tried qBittorrent and the files only stayed at 'stalled'. I tried Deluge but the files ...
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Check media center status

Is there any software available to check the status (temperature, disk storage, error logs, etc) of my media center or home server remotely through a web ui? Like Transmission Remote.
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Firewall rules for transmission

I have transmission installed, which listens on the default port 51413. I have tried opening everything for this port. iptables: Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT) target prot opt source ...
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How to configure chrome to open magnet url's with deluge?

After upgrading to Ubuntu 11.04 (natty) from 10.10, I can no longer open magnet (torrent) links in Chromium, and set deluge to automatically open and accept the url. (Edit: currently ".torrent" ...
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Transmission RPC slow down

I use transmission RPC to control transmission daemon on Ubuntu 12.4 with Nginx. When there are more than 25 active torrents, transmission RPC takes too long to respond, around 15 seconds to ...
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Transmission started to detect torrents bigger than they are

When I add a torrent the program works fine but after a few minutes it increases the value of total size. Right now I am downloading a torrent of size 5.08 GB, but the program detects it as 5.45 GB. ...
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How can I disable transmission-daemon autostart [duplicate]

I tried rcconf and update-rc.d but transmission-daemon starting each time i boot the system.
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Can't set Transmission to download files [duplicate]

Just installed Ubuntu 12. on my new computer. When trying to download files I want to use Transmission but after I choose a file to download Transmission is not in the list of programs to run with ...
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UFW not allowing Transmission to transfer

I have set the rules in ufw for Transmission but when I try to use it it will not transfer and it also says the port is closed when checked under preferences. If I turn the UFW firewall off it still ...
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How do I stop transmission-daemon?

How do I stop transmission-daemon? I've ran sudo /etc/init.d/transmission-daemon stop and after a while I get confirmation that it completed [ OK ]: greg@VManage:~$ sudo ...
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Scheduling torrents in Transmission - using WD My Cloud

is there a way that I can Schedule downloads in the Transmission app to take place only during certain hours of the day. For example: from 19:00 - 08:00 That way when I use my internet the most it ...
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How to change the default permissions of files created by transmission-daemon?

I have a machine running Ubuntu 12.04 server with transmission-daemon running to handle bitorrents. Everything works fine except the transmission-daemon creates files as the user/group, ...
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Transmission stops responding frequently / slowing down Ubuntu

So I'm using Transmission to download some files but it has been acting really weird recently. On the program, I'm getting a bit of slow download speed and the program freezes a lot, and sometimes ...
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How can I change the default downloading folder for Transmission?

I would like to change the folder but I don't know where can I configure Tranmission.
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Torrent box, Torrentwatch-x setup install help

I'm trying to set up a ubuntu "torrent box" , samba file sharing transmission remote torrentwatchX - and this is where I am stuck, - what I have done so far is sudo apt-get install ...