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     1[[PageOutline(1-2,Deluge 1.1 FAQ,inline)]] 
     3= General = 
     5== Is Deluge Free? Can I get the source? == 
     7Yes, Deluge is Free Software, as defined by the Free Software Foundation, and is released under the GPL, giving our users complete freedom. The source code is available on the [wiki:Download download section] of our site. Our GPL nature allows you to be 100% sure that our program will never “spy” on your activities. Closed-source !BitTorrent clients cannot make that same claim. 
     9== How to start the various user-interfaces  == 
     19deluge --ui null 
     25deluge --ui console 
     31deluge --ui web 
     34Go to http://localhost:8112/ 
     35default-password = "deluge" 
     37If you are using deluge only as a server or without gui on that machine you can change ~/.config/deluge/ui.conf to set your default. 
     39== Where does Deluge store its settings? == 
     41=== Linux === 
     47=== Windows === 
     53== How do I restore all settings to default? == 
     55If you don't care about losing your current torrents then delete everything in Deluge's settings folder (see above for location). 
     57If you do want to keep your current torrents then delete everything except for the state folder. 
     59= Bittorrent = 
     61== The files tab shows a different percentage-completed than the torrent == 
     63The files tab will only show percentages based on completed pieces while the main view will show total completed including incomplete pieces. 
     65== What do all those numbers in parentheses mean? == 
     67|| '''Field''' || '''#''' || '''(#)''' || 
     68|| Seeders || Number of connected seeders || Total number of seeders || 
     69|| Peers || Number of connected peers || Total number of peers || 
     70|| Downloaded || Total amount downloaded || Total amount downloaded this session || 
     71|| Uploaded || Total amount uploaded || Total amount uploaded this session || 
     73== Seeding torrents have no queue position! Why? == 
     75Seeds use something called "seed rank" to determine which should be active and which should be queued.  The seed rank is determined by the number of seed cycles a torrent has completed.  Torrents with fewer completed seed cycles are prioritized for seeding.  A seed cycle is completed when a torrent meets either the share ratio limit (uploaded bytes / downloaded bytes), the share time ratio (time seeding / time downloading) or seed time limit (time seeded). 
     77== What bandwidth settings should I use? == 
     79Start with the following: 
     80||Maximum Connections||200|| 
     81||Maximum Download Speed (Kib/s)||-1|| 
     82||Maximum Upload Speed (Kib/s)||80% of upload speed|| 
     83||Maximum Upload Slots||4|| 
     84||Maximum Half-Open Connections||-1|| 
     85||Maximum Connection Attempts per Second||20|| 
     87If you're using Windows XP*: 
     88||Maximum Half-Open Connections||8|| 
     90If you're using Windows Vista*: 
     91||Maximum Half-Open Connections||4|| 
     93You can then tweak those settings to suit your connection. 
     95Note: if you do not know your upload speed, you can go to and divide the number it says by 8. 
     97* If you have Deluge setup as a [wiki:UserGuide/ThinClient ThinClient] then this is the OS that the daemon is running on. 
     99== Deluge sometimes creates files that I didn't ask it to download. Why? == 
     101Deluge handles files as pieces, not as individual files. This gets tricky, as sometimes the same piece is shared between multiple files. So if you tell Deluge to download a file, it'll download all of the pieces within that file, and if one of those pieces is shared with another file, that file will also be created, although not necessarily entirely downloaded. 
     103== I lost data on force recheck, Why? == 
     105Force recheck discards all incomplete pieces. 
     107== Does Deluge support Initial/Super Seed? == 
     109Not yet, but it will be added in the future when libtorrent 0.15 is released. 
     111== Does Deluge have an embedded tracker? == 
     113No and it probably never will. We want to be the best !BitTorrent client around, and to do that we need to focus on just being a client. 
     115== Does Deluge support multi-tracker torrents? == 
     117Yes it does. Also, you can edit the trackers associated with a torrent by right-clicking on a torrent within Deluge, and clicking on “Edit Trackers.” 
     119== What is the difference between full allocation and compact allocation? == 
     121Compact allocation only allocates as much storage as it needs to keep the pieces downloaded so far. This means that pieces will be moved around to be placed at their final position in the files while downloading (to make sure the completed download has all its pieces in the correct place). In full allocation, the entire space that a file needs is allocated as soon as one piece of that file is downloaded, thus decreasing fragmentation.  
     123We suggest that our users use full allocation. 
     125Deluge uses sparse-files( for full allocation, the compact allocation option is only useful on windows-file systems. 
     127== Selective downloading isn't working. How come? == 
     129Selective downloading requires full allocation. [[BR]] 
     130Make sure that you are not using compact allocation. [[BR]] 
     131See above for an explanation between the two. 
     133== Which ports should I use? == 
     135The official ports for Bittorrent are 6881-6889, but most ISPs block or at least throttle those ports, so users are encouraged to use a port range of something between 49152 and 65535. 
     137== Deluge uses random ports instead of selected one, why? == 
     139Click Apply after changing the port. 
     141Deluge will pick a random port if the chosen port is not available.  
     143Run "netstat" to check if the port is free. 
     145== What does "Auto Managed" do? == 
     147An "auto managed" torrent, is a torrent managed by deluge. 
     148This means that it obeys deluge's queue settings. 
     149By disabling "auto managed", a torrent will become active (i.e. start downloading/uploading). 
     150It will still be be bound by the stop ratio though. 
     152Note: All active torrents (including those not "auto managed") are counted in the total active queue settings. This means that if the total number of active torrents ("auto managed" and not) exceed the limit for total active torrents in the queue settings, deluge will automatically queue any "auto managed" torrents until the limit is no longer exceeded. 
     154== Does Deluge have an equivalent to "Force Start"? == 
     156Deluge has "auto managed" torrents which are similar, see above for details. 
     158To make a torrent no longer "auto managed": 
     159 1. Select the torrent in question. 
     160 1. Select the options tab. 
     161 1. Unselect "Auto Managed". 
     163= Plugins = 
     165== I upgraded from 0.5 and plugin x is missing == 
     1671.0 was a rewrite, all old 0.5 plugins have to be rewritten. 
     169The webui is not a plugin anymore, see : 
     171Torrent-Notification is builtin in the future 1.1 (will be moved to a plugin) 
     173== Can Deluge use blocklists such as !SafePeer or !PeerGuardian? == 
     175Yes. Enable the “Blocklist” plugin. Currently this plugin can handle !PeerGuardian (binary and text), !SafePeer and Emule lists. !PeerGuardian *7zip format files are not supported*. Generally !PeerGuardian files come in 7zip format, so you'll need to extract them first and then feed Deluge the plain text file. Files may be specified as URLs or locations on the local filesystem. Here are some suggested blocklists: 
     177 1. (Emule)[[BR]] 
     178 1. (Emule) 
     180== Where is the scheduler plugin? What are the alternatives for the missing scheduler plugin? == 
     182There is no scheduler plugin for 1.0 yet. 
     1841.0 : use cron + this script: [[BR]] 
     1851.1 : ['UserGuide/Scheduling'] 
     187= Console = 
     189== How do I connect the console UI to a daemon on a non-default port ? == 
     192$ deluge -u console 
     193>>> connect localhost 12345 
     196= Daemon = 
     198== Why is deluge still listed in my task manager even after I close it ? == 
     200You closed the UI, but you did not close the daemon. 
     201Choose "Quit & Shutdown Daemon" to close both Daemon and GtkUI. 
     203== How do I only start the daemon ? == 
     209== How do I start the daemon with logging enabled ? == 
     211=== Logging to console === 
     214deluged -d 
     217==== With debug info ==== 
     220deluged -d -L debug 
     223=== Logging to file === 
     226deluged -l <logfile> 
     229==== With debug info ==== 
     232deluged -L debug -l <logfile> 
     235== How do I stop the daemon ? == 
     238killall deluged 
     241Deluge accepts the SIGTERM signal and cleanly shuts down. 
     243== I can't connect to the daemon from another machine == 
     245 1. Configure the daemon to allow remote connections 
     246 1. Configure [wiki:UserGuide/Authentication Authentication] 
     247 1. Restart the daemon. 
     249See [wiki:UserGuide/ThinClient ThinClient] for more information on remote GTK UI 
     251== How do I make deluge connect to a different daemon? == 
     253By default, deluge is in classic mode: the daemon and gtk ui are linked together. 
     254To disable classic mode: 
     255 1. "Preferences" 
     256 1. "Interface" 
     257 1. Untick "Enable" under "Classic Mode". 
     258 1. Restart deluge. 
     259See [wiki:UserGuide/ThinClient ThinClient] for more information on remote GTK UI 
     261== How do I stop deluge from killing the daemon when I quit the GTK UI? == 
     263See above. 
     265= Web UI = 
     267== How do I use https? == 
     269=== 1.1 and newer === 
     271 1. Create (self-signed) ssl certificates: 
     273 ==== Windows ==== 
     275 1. Put deluge.cert.pem and deluge.key.pem in %APPDATA%\deluge\ssl\ 
     277 ==== Linux ==== 
     279 1. Put deluge.cert.pem and deluge.key.pem in ~/.config/deluge/ssl/ 
     281 ==== ALL ==== 
     283 1. Enable https in the webui config. 
     284 1. Restart the webui 
     286= Installing = 
     288== How do I install 1.1 ? == 
     292== How do I install 1.1 SVN ? == 
     294First you need to install the necessary dependencies. In Ubuntu and Debian, do this: 
     298$ sudo apt-get install g++ make python-all-dev python-all python-dbus \ 
     299python-gtk2 python-notify python-setuptools librsvg2-common python-xdg \ 
     300python-support subversion libboost-dev libboost-python-dev \ 
     301libboost-iostreams-dev libboost-thread-dev libboost-date-time-dev \ 
     302libboost-filesystem-dev libboost-serialization-dev libssl-dev zlib1g-dev 
     304Next you need to get the latest revision from SVN and build/install it: 
     307$ svn co deluge # for development version 
     308$ svn co deluge # for 1.1.x stable 
     309$ cd deluge 
     310$ sudo rm  -fr /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/deluge-1.1* 
     311$ python build 
     312$ sudo python install 
     314If you have already checked the source out and simply want to update your current tree, then do the following in the deluge directory: 
     317$ svn up 
     318$ sudo rm  -fr ./build #only needed if libtorrent was changed. 
     319$ python build 
     320$ sudo python install 
     323== Does Deluge have its own repository? == 
     325There is an unofficial Ubuntu repository hosted at launchpad: 
     327deb <distribution> main universe 
     329where <distribution> is one of the following: feisty, gutsy, hardy, intrepid or jaunty. 
     330As this is unofficial, it could at times not have the latest version and the quality cannot be guaranteed. 
     332== How do I set Deluge as my default !BitTorrent program? == 
     334On Windows, the installer should do this automatically. On Linux/Unix (GNOME), right-click on a torrent file, click on properties, click on the "open with" tab. Is deluge listed there? If so, select it to be your default, if not, click on "add", then click on "use custom command". Insert /usr/bin/deluge and click add. 
     336= Troubleshooting = 
     338== Deluge won't start! What should I do? == 
     340Sometimes deluge's settings get corrupted and need to be reset. 
     342See [wiki:Faq#HowdoIrestoreallsettingstodefault] 
     344== Deluge won't start with a "!ImportError: No module named pkg_resources" error. == 
     346You need to install setuptools. 
     348== Deluge won't start with a "!ImportError: No module named libtorrent" error. == 
     350You need to install libtorrent. 
     352== Deluge won't start with a “gobject.GError: Unrecognised image file format” error. == 
     354You need to install SVG support. On Debian/Ubuntu, the package is librsvg2-common. 
     356== Deluge isn't working! What should I do? == 
     358The best thing is to provide us with a debug log of deluged and/or deluge (depending if the error seems to be related to the daemon and/or to a UI). 
     360If you are on Windows, the debug logs are located in your [wiki:Faq#WheredoesDelugestoreitssettings settings folder] under the names "deluged.log" and "deluge.log". 
     362If you are in Linux, see [wiki:Faq#HowdoIstartthedaemonwithloggingenabled] 
     364If you are pasting the log on the forums, please use the [code]![/code] tags. 
     366If you are pasting the log on IRC, please use or or something similar.