Transmission will not load any torrents

Asked by Catherine Austria on 2014-06-04

As the titile suggests, Transmission won't load any torrents from Cylon Linux 32-bit. I will try to upload an image shot of the message log.

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What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; apt-cache policy transmission


I inputed it in the terminal and this is what showed up.

james@james-laptop:~$ lsb_release -a; uname -a; apt-cache policy transmission
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
Linux james-laptop 3.2.0-63-generic-pae #95-Ubuntu SMP Thu May 15 23:26:11 UTC 2014 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 2.51-0ubuntu1.3
  Version table:
     2.51-0ubuntu1.3 0
        500 precise-updates/universe i386 Packages
        500 precise-security/universe i386 Packages
     2.51-0ubuntu1 0
        500 precise/universe i386 Packages

You don't have transmission installed. If you run:

sudo apt-get install transmission

It will install

I did install Transmission, I've done it several times. Still not loading any torrents.

If you run it from a terminal, the output may give clues.

james@james-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install transmission
[sudo] password for james:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded.
Need to get 938 B of archives.
After this operation, 21.5 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 precise-updates/universe transmission all 2.51-0ubuntu1.3 [938 B]
Fetched 938 B in 0s (11.6 kB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package transmission.
(Reading database ... 281412 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking transmission (from .../transmission_2.51-0ubuntu1.3_all.deb) ...
Setting up transmission (2.51-0ubuntu1.3) ...

that's what it said. Still won't load torrents.


So i tried installing both the Transmission Client and Transmission GUI from the Ubuntu Software Center and installed the system updates that I had been putting off for a while now, and it worked! The torrent can be seen from both the client and GUI version of Transmission. I dunno what happened, maybe both the install and updates helped.

Thank you to andrew-woodhead666 for the constant feedback!

Tip! Try to load a torrent that you know isn't corrupt, I discovered that one of my torrents that I was trying won't load cause it's corrupted for some reason.

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.