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Old 01-26-2006, 01:05 AM   #1
d_GeNeRiT
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Newbie cant figure out BitTorrent


Hello Everyone,

I am a newbie using Fedora 4. I installed bitTorrent and bitTorrent gui using yum and all went well. I followed a tutorial at: http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_cor...tml#Bittorrent

I closed and opened firefox. Now that I try to download a torrent file here is what happens (I am confused):

1) The Firefox dialog box comes up and asks "What should Firefox do with this file? either Open with.... or Save to Disk. I chose Save to disk.

2) Then firefox downloads a very small file to my home directory <filename.torrent> But I dont know what to do with this little file. Something is wrong. Can somebody please help me out? I have never used bitTorent on Windows either so I dont know how it is supposed to work. I did not reboot after installing BitTorrent/ Do I need to do that?

This is my first major obstacle with Linux so far, everything else has been working well. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 01-26-2006, 01:37 AM   #2
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Ok, uninstall whatever you installed. Go to http://www.bittorrent.com/ and download the latest RPM. Once thats installed, you're done.

Another thing you're doing wrong is saving it to disk. Select Open With option and select the bit torrent program (where ever you installed it). Thats should fix it.
 
Old 01-26-2006, 05:29 AM   #3
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If you've already gone through the trouble of setting up Java (which you may or may not have done), I'd advise using Azureus, it's a lot better than the default Bit Torrent client.
 
Old 01-26-2006, 03:37 PM   #4
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Thanks guys,

This was very helpful advice for me. I finally figured out that I had to navigate to the folder that the torrent file was in and then run command: bittorent <filename.torrent> (I had previously not associated bittorrent program as the program to open files .torrent!!)

Unfortuantely I could not bring up a gui, it was all text-based scrolling in the terminal. Maybe there is no gui.

I installed java and Azereus and it is working like a charm. Azereus is really awesome and has so many options.

I thank you all again for your fast response and great advice!!
 
Old 01-26-2006, 10:48 PM   #5
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