I'm running headless transmission-daemon 2.84 on utopic 14.10.

I tested a couple of torrents after first install and they completed downloading. However after 24 hours, I now have an error with any torrents that transmission tries to download.

I do not have permission to post screenshots so I can only describe the error.

On the webui, the torrent has stopped downloading, and the completion percentage bar has this message:

Error: Protocol error (/path/to/file/filename.mp4)

How should I proceed?


Check the permissions on the save directory. Make sure transmission can write there.

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    Please elaborate your answer a bit. (How to check the permissions, how should they be, how can one fix them, etc.) Thank you! – Byte Commander Nov 23 '15 at 19:57

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