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Old 08-26-2007, 01:59 AM   #1
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how to download via bittorrent under linux


Hi all
I try to download files drom torrentscan site via bittorrent under linx
by the same procedure like I did in windows by downloaded the torrent file and then click in the downloaded file and then the main file stated to downloading.
I download the torrent file and also i installed the Bittorrent fron Mandriva CD-2 but i doesnot work and i cant know what i the problem??????
do i need to download the bittorrent seperatly and inslall it?????
Thanks
 
Old 08-26-2007, 02:12 AM   #2
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You can install an app such as ktorrent. Download a torrent file, save it to your disk then run ktorrent, open the torrent file and you should be able to download.
 
Old 08-26-2007, 03:19 AM   #3
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Try azureus... (java but still ok...)
 
Old 08-26-2007, 07:20 PM   #4
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I have found ktorrent to be quite good unless I want to see the app (runs silently) or see the list of files or stop/manage the files in the list.

I've found only one way to manage the ktorrent app, uninstalling it when I don't want it to run.

The help and documentation is very sparse, I can remember seeing the gui for it a long time ago, but It has not re-appeared.

Now I use bittorrent. I found azureus to be a pain, especially because of java/compiz/beryl conflicts.

Good luck.

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Old 08-26-2007, 09:28 PM   #5
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I have found ktorrent to be quite good unless I want to see the app (runs silently) or see the list of files or stop/manage the files in the list.

I've found only one way to manage the ktorrent app, uninstalling it when I don't want it to run.
I've not had any issues with it on Mandriva 2007.1 and openSUSE. qBittorrent is another good torrent client but it needs qt4.
 
Old 08-26-2007, 10:05 PM   #6
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Thanks for the reply, I must be missing something.

I'll try qBittorrent.

regards, Glenn

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Old 08-27-2007, 05:22 AM   #7
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http://qbittorrent.sourceforge.net/download.php

After some searching, The package may be found here.

Cheers, Glenn
 
Old 09-02-2007, 02:40 AM   #8
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I found azureus to be a pain, especially because of java/compiz/beryl conflicts.

Good luck.

Glenn
I use beryl and azureus without any probs here no conflicts mandriva2007.1 so I still sugest azureus...
 
Old 09-08-2007, 02:36 PM   #9
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i am trying to use bittornado in Mandriva 2007(free) as i used the same in my previous ubuntu 6.06
In ubuntu it was working quite nicely, but here the torrents can't even find a single seed, + not more than 4-5 leechers..

what could be the problem,,
any suggestions are welcome !!

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Old 09-08-2007, 05:26 PM   #10
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i am trying to use bittornado in Mandriva 2007(free) as i used the same in my previous ubuntu 6.06
In ubuntu it was working quite nicely, but here the torrents can't even find a single seed, + not more than 4-5 leechers..

what could be the problem,,
any suggestions are welcome !!
I think you're problem is with the firewall/port forwarding settings check those....
 
Old 09-09-2007, 02:16 AM   #11
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here the torrents can't even find a single seed, + not more than 4-5 leechers..
It could be that there aren't any more to find. torrentsniff can often show how many seeds/leechers are online. There's a Mandriva package for it (in contrib, I think). Just cd to the directory where the torrent file is located and run "torrentsniff name_of_torrent_file".

Jim
 
Old 09-09-2007, 03:48 AM   #12
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I think you're problem is with the firewall/port forwarding settings check those....
i have manually forwarded the port but no results..
i have now downloaded Ktorrent, & it seems much better, specially with the UPnP plugin that automatically forwards the port.
 
Old 09-14-2007, 04:21 AM   #13
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I also tried Ktorrent works great but I miss some settings that you can find in azureus.....
 
Old 09-14-2007, 09:42 AM   #14
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well KTorrent seems to be bugging me as well..
the torrent starts in a nice way (above 20 Kbps) but then slowly gets lazy and after about 5-10 mins. it goes to sleep..!

i have configured KTorrent to use 1 port every time it starts up.
also, i am using a separate port for DHT

is there something wrong with the firewall config..
 
Old 09-19-2007, 02:09 AM   #15
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well KTorrent seems to be bugging me as well..
the torrent starts in a nice way (above 20 Kbps) but then slowly gets lazy and after about 5-10 mins. it goes to sleep..!

i have configured KTorrent to use 1 port every time it starts up.
also, i am using a separate port for DHT

is there something wrong with the firewall config..
I don't wreally think that this is a firewall prob. cauze you're torrents start ok... if it where a firewall related prob they should never start... maybe you're ISP is blocking torrents try other ports than the default port used for torrents. If Ktorrent has a NAT/firewall test plugin use it.... azureus has one try that... install azureus and try the NAT/firewall test...
edit: make sure the torrent that you try to download has enugh seeders/leechers

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