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Old 04-21-2003, 08:41 AM   #1
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linux is crashing like a crazy b! Looking for an alternate download manager.

For a while now I have been using d4x on my computer (no up to version 2.4.1). I recently set up another slack computer for stuff, as well as downloading. i compiled and installed d4x just fine. At first it was running fine, but then the whole system started to freeze just a few seconds after i started it. I even tried running it without an X interface, still freezing though. So does anyone know why that could happen on an old 650 Athlon Classic system with slack 9.0 by any chance?

and my other question, can you give me some links to some decent download managers (wget doesnt cut it for me, it doesnt have queueing). And are there any download managers with ncurses guis for the console????

thank you
Old 04-21-2003, 09:12 AM   #2
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You may try prozilla or prozgui (if u want a gui version). Ofcourse the compilation is slightly complicate( from the point of view of a normal user, but for a root installation, it may not be that much difficult).
Old 04-21-2003, 04:45 PM   #3
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I used to use d4x all the time, the biggest reason for that was the ability to stop and resume. I just use wget now if I am downloading something big. To resume just use the -c flag. I think dl managers are just frontends for wget anyway.
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Check your cooling as it's a common cause of hard locks.
Old 04-22-2003, 03:08 AM   #5
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i found out why it crashed, and it wasn't d4x.

it seems that my biggest hdd (which is with a vfat filesystem) switches its options on the fly. it is mounted as a rw drive, but then without any explanation, it changes to ro, and any program that downloads to that drive crashes. it bloody sucks. does anyone know a remedy for that?

and doesn't anyone know an ncurses download manager. i found axel and axelq, but it's lacking in many areas.


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