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 a download gets going, it gives a shiny red "Permission denied" to my download path. So I started reading up on permissions. Learned how to use "gksudo nautilus" amongst other things. But things didn't clear up at all. The download folder had no owner as far as I could see when I worked through the files dialog. With "gksudo nautilus", it just crashed the window. I couldn't even see who owned it. Through the terminal it seemed all set like it should. Both owner and group set to debian-transmission.
Then I stumbled on this topic: Transmission daemon: permission denied even if debian-transmission has root group and I thought: "Hey, those are clear instructions I can follow! Let's do this!". Now I'm stuck with a transmission that won't even start. It gives me a nice "transmission-daemon start/running, process 29525". But that's it. It stops right away and it's gone. No error or anything that my untrained eyes can work with.
Can somebody help me with this? Some commands that can help me get further? Or should I just remove the whole thing and start over? Thanks in advance.
I have followed muru's instructions and the daemon is back up and running but I am getting this error now:
Error: Unable to save resume file: Permission denied
My download folders look like this:
drwsrwxrwx 2 debian-transmission debian-transmission 4096 sep 8 22:35 completed drwsrwxrwx 2 debian-transmission debian-transmission 4096 sep 8 22:35 incomplete drwxrwxr-x 2 erik erik 4096 sep 8 22:35 torrents
And the info folder is this:
drwsrwxr-x 5 erik debian-transmission 4096 sep 10 13:43 info
transmission-daemon --log-debug --foreground gives me
Couldn't read "/home/erik/.config/transmission-daemon/stats.json": No such file or di
Even though it can't read the stats.json and I think it is somehow ignoring my settings file (whitelist for ip's isnt working). It does succesfully download to /home/erik/Downloads. Then I stop the service. And restart it with the command that I thought was correct
sudo service transmission-daemon start and it starts making a mess again. So I don't know, is the fact that it's a service making a difference?