ktorrent opens then shuts down

Asked by steve davis on 2009-01-14

i changed search for torrents setting and think i did something wrong.now when i start ktorrent,it opens then shuts down after 3 seconds.dont get time to access preferences before shutdown.tried re install but it doesnt make any difference.im on ubuntu 8.10 and i am new to linux ,is there a way to reset to default.simple instructions appreciated as i know nothing about ubuntu being an ex windows user.

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Ubuntu ktorrent Edit question
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steve davis
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2009-01-15
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2009-01-15
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2009-01-14

Please open a terminal from the menu Applications → Accessories → Terminal and type:

ktorrent

Please report errors here...

Thank you

Or if you are using kubuntu with kde (different from my previous Gnome Ubuntu menu) to open a terminal, look for it under kde menu...

Thank you

steve davis (stevedavis01) said : #3

steve@steve-laptop:~$ ktorrent
ktorrent(15877) Phonon::KdePlatformPlugin::createBackend: using backend: "GStreamer"
ALSA lib setup.c:555:(add_elem) Cannot obtain info for CTL elem (MIXER,'IEC958 Playback Default',0,0,0): No such file or directory
steve@steve-laptop:~$

this is what i get,please remember im ubuntu ignorant.

steve davis (stevedavis01) said : #4

> To: <email address hidden>@steve-laptop:~$ ktorrent
ktorrent(16731) Phonon::KdePlatformPlugin::createBackend: using backend: "GStreamer"
ALSA lib setup.c:555:(add_elem) Cannot obtain info for CTL elem (MIXER,'IEC958 Playback Default',0,0,0): No such file or directory
steve@steve-laptop:~$

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> Subject: [Question #57458]: ktorrent opens then shuts down
> Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 19:53:52 +0000
>
> Your question #57458 on ktorrent in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ktorrent/+question/57458
>
> Project: Ubuntu => ktorrent in ubuntu
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I found a bug related to your issue... might be already dressed...

http://www.google.it/search?q=ALSA+lib+setup.c:555:(add_elem)+Cannot+obtain+info+for+CTL+elem+(MIXER,%27IEC958+Playback+Default%27,0,0,0):+No+such+file+or+directory&hl=it&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&filter=0

So first please be sure you system is updated and upgraded, open a terminal from the menu and type:
(when the system ask you a password give your user password, you will not see nothing when you type it, then press enter)

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

If there are updated please apply updates then restart your pc then retry...

hope this helps

steve davis (stevedavis01) said : #6

> To: <email address hidden>
> From: <email address hidden>@steve-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get update
Hit http://archive.canonical.com intrepid Release.gpg
Ign http://archive.canonical.com intrepid/partner Translation-en_GB
Hit http://archive.canonical.com intrepid Release
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security Release.gpg
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/main Translation-en_GB
Hit http://archive.canonical.com intrepid/partner Packages
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/restricted Translation-en_GB
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid Release.gpg
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/main Translation-en_GB
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/restricted Translation-en_GB
Hit http://archive.canonical.com intrepid/partner Sources
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/universe Translation-en_GB
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/multiverse Translation-en_GB
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security Release
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/universe Translation-en_GB
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/multiverse Translation-en_GB
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates Release.gpg
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/main Translation-en_GB
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/restricted Translation-en_GB
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/universe Translation-en_GB
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/multiverse Translation-en_GB
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid Release
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/main Packages
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates Release
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/restricted Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/main Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/restricted Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/universe Packages
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/main Packages
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/restricted Packages
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/main Sources
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/restricted Sources
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/universe Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/universe Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/multiverse Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/multiverse Sources
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/universe Sources
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/multiverse Packages
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/multiverse Sources
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/main Packages
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/restricted Packages
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/main Sources
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/restricted Sources
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/universe Packages
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/universe Sources
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/multiverse Packages
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/multiverse Sources
Reading package lists... Done
steve@steve-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
steve@steve-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
steve@steve-laptop:~$
this is what i got,went to upgrade and checked but it said,updated an hour ago,restarted but problem still there.
> Subject: RE: [Question #57458]: ktorrent opens then shuts down
> Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 20:25:46 +0000
>
> Your question #57458 on ktorrent in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ktorrent/+question/57458
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> marcobra proposed the following answer:
> I found a bug related to your issue... might be already dressed...
>
> http://www.google.it/search?q=ALSA+lib+setup.c:555:(add_elem)+Cannot+obtain+info+for+CTL+elem+(MIXER,%27IEC958+Playback+Default%27,0,0,0):+No+such+file+or+directory&hl=it&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla
> :en-US:official&filter=0
>
> So first please be sure you system is updated and upgraded, open a terminal from the menu and type:
> (when the system ask you a password give your user password, you will not see nothing when you type it, then press enter)
>
> sudo apt-get update
> sudo apt-get upgrade
> sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
>
> If there are updated please apply updates then restart your pc then
> retry...
>
> hope this helps
>
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> If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> know that it is solved:
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steve davis (stevedavis01) said : #7

i,ve sorted it,re installed ubuntu,bit drastic but its fixed.i aint going back to windows!many thanks for all the advice.