I am using Deluge 1.3.5 on Ubuntu 12.04. I launch Deluge and open the Connection Manager, and after clicking the Start Daemon button I get the following message in a error message box:

Unable to Start Daemon! Deluge cannot find the 'deluged' executable, it is likely that you forgot to install the deluged package or it's not in your PATH.

How can I fix this error?

  • "it is likely that you forgot to install the deluged package or it's not in your PATH." so.... please add in the answer to the possible suggestions.
    – Rinzwind
    Apr 23 '13 at 17:07
  • what suggestions to which you are referring? Thanks.
    – user72691
    Apr 23 '13 at 17:10
  • Hmm I think it should be fairly obvious: did you install the daemon? and is the location where the daemon resides in your PATH?
    – Rinzwind
    Apr 23 '13 at 17:11
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    I do not know how to install the daemon. I need help doing this. Thanks.
    – user72691
    Apr 23 '13 at 17:21

Deluge has two 'modes' the first is the standalone application or Classic mode and the other is a split client/server model that we refer to as Thinclient mode.

I surmise that you have disabled Classic mode so Deluge is now running in Thinclient mode. If this was your intention you need to install the deluged package via the Terminal:

sudo apt-get install deluged

Otherwise to return to the normal standalone Deluge go to preferences and enable Classic Mode again.


Deluge quit opening as an app, it opened as a background process. I installed "Super Antispyware" ran it on 'complete scan', when I had eliminated all of the "tracking cookies", Deluge opened as an app again. Go figure.

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    I was using Windows 10 & Deluge 1.3.15 when this happened with active downloads processing.
    – Fred James
    Jul 5 '18 at 0:49

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