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Deluge 1.2 FAQ

  1. General
    1. Is Deluge Free? Can I get the source?
    2. How to start the various user-interfaces


Is Deluge Free? Can I get the source?

Yes, 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 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.

How to start the various user-interfaces






Go to http://localhost:8112/
default-password = "deluge"

== Where does Deluge store its settings? ==

=== Linux ===


=== Windows ===


== How do I restore all settings to default? ==

If you don't care about losing your current torrents then delete everything in Deluge's settings folder (see above for location).

If you do want to keep your current torrents then delete everything except for the state folder.

= Bittorrent =

== The files tab shows a different percentage-completed than the torrent ==

The files tab will only show percentages based on completed pieces while the main view will show total completed including incomplete pieces.

== What do all those numbers in parentheses mean? ==

|| '''Field''' || '''#''' || '''(#)''' ||
|| Seeders || Number of connected seeders || Total number of seeders ||
|| Peers || Number of connected peers || Total number of peers ||
|| Downloaded || Total amount downloaded || Total amount downloaded this session ||
|| Uploaded || Total amount uploaded || Total amount uploaded this session ||

== Seeding torrents have no queue position! Why? ==

Seeds 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).

== What bandwidth settings should I use? ==

Start with the following:
||Maximum Connections||200||
||Maximum Download Speed (Kib/s)||-1||
||Maximum Upload Speed (Kib/s)||80% of upload speed||
||Maximum Upload Slots||4||
||Maximum Half-Open Connections||-1||
||Maximum Connection Attempts per Second||20||

If you're using Windows XP*:
||Maximum Half-Open Connections||8||

If you're using Windows Vista*:
||Maximum Half-Open Connections||4||

You can then tweak those settings to suit your connection.

Note: if you do not know your upload speed, you can go to and divide the number it says by 8.

* If you have Deluge setup as a [wiki:UserGuide/ThinClient ThinClient] then this is the OS that the daemon is running on.

== Deluge sometimes creates files that I didn't ask it to download. Why? ==

Deluge 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.

== I lost data on force recheck, Why? ==

Force recheck discards all incomplete pieces.

== Does Deluge support Initial/Super Seed? ==

Not yet, but it will be added in the future when libtorrent 0.15 is released.

== Does Deluge have an embedded tracker? ==

No 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.

== Does Deluge support multi-tracker torrents? ==

Yes 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.”

== What is the difference between full allocation and compact allocation? ==

Compact 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. 

We suggest that our users use full allocation.

Deluge uses sparse-files( for full allocation, the compact allocation option is only useful on windows-file systems.

== Selective downloading isn't working. How come? ==

Selective downloading requires full allocation. [[BR]]
Make sure that you are not using compact allocation. [[BR]]
See above for an explanation between the two.

== Which ports should I use? ==

The 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.

== Deluge uses random ports instead of selected one, why? ==

Click Apply after changing the port.

Deluge will pick a random port if the chosen port is not available. 

Run "netstat" to check if the port is free.

== What does "Auto Managed" do? ==

An "auto managed" torrent, is a torrent managed by deluge.
This means that it obeys deluge's queue settings.
By disabling "auto managed", a torrent will become active (i.e. start downloading/uploading).
It will still be be bound by the stop ratio though.

Note: 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.

== Does Deluge have an equivalent to "Force Start"? ==

Deluge has "auto managed" torrents which are similar, see above for details.

To make a torrent no longer "auto managed":
 1. Select the torrent in question.
 1. Select the options tab.
 1. Unselect "Auto Managed".

== What is a magnet uri, and how do I get Deluge to handle them? ==

Magnet URIs are an easy way to add torrents by their info-hash.  You can learn more about them here:

If you're using GNOME, then you can do these following commands to associate magnets with Deluge:

gconftool-2 -t string -s /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/magnet/command 'deluge "%s"'
gconftool-2 -t bool -s /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/magnet/needs_terminal false
gconftool-2 -t bool -s /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/magnet/enabled true

If you aren't using GNOME, but using Firefox, you can set it up this way:

 * Type about:config into the address bar and press Enter.
 * Add a key by Right-click -> New -> Boolean -> Name: network.protocol-handler.external.magnet with value -> true
 * Add another key, by Right-click -> New -> String -> Name: with Value -> deluge
 * Ensure that the key network.protocol-handler.expose-all is set to true.

In Windows, you can simply re-run the installer and select the magnet association option.

= Plugins =

== I upgraded from 0.5 and plugin x is missing ==

1.0 was a rewrite, all old 0.5 plugins have to be rewritten.

The webui is not a plugin anymore, see :

Torrent-Notification is builtin in the future 1.1 (will be moved to a plugin)

== Can Deluge use blocklists such as !SafePeer or !PeerGuardian? ==

Yes. 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:

 1. (Emule)[[BR]]
 1. (Emule)

= Console =

== How do I connect the console UI to a daemon on a non-default port ? ==

$ deluge -u console
>>> connect localhost 12345

= Daemon =

== Why is deluge still listed in my task manager even after I close it ? ==

You closed the UI, but you did not close the daemon.
Choose "Quit & Shutdown Daemon" to close both Daemon and GtkUI.

== How do I only start the daemon ? ==


== How do I start the daemon with logging enabled ? ==

=== Logging to console ===

deluged -d

==== With debug info ====

deluged -d -L debug

=== Logging to file ===

deluged -l <logfile>

==== With debug info ====

deluged -L debug -l <logfile>

== How do I stop the daemon ? ==

killall deluged

Deluge accepts the SIGTERM signal and cleanly shuts down.

== I can't connect to the daemon from another machine ==

 1. Configure the daemon to allow remote connections
 1. Configure [wiki:UserGuide/Authentication Authentication]
 1. Restart the daemon.

See [wiki:UserGuide/ThinClient ThinClient] for more information on remote GTK UI

== How do I make deluge connect to a different daemon? ==

By default, deluge is in classic mode: the daemon and gtk ui are linked together.
To disable classic mode:
 1. "Preferences"
 1. "Interface"
 1. Untick "Enable" under "Classic Mode".
 1. Restart deluge.
See [wiki:UserGuide/ThinClient ThinClient] for more information on remote GTK UI

== How do I stop deluge from killing the daemon when I quit the GTK UI? ==

See above.

= Web UI =

== How do I use https? ==

=== 1.1 and newer ===

 1. Create (self-signed) ssl certificates:

 ==== Windows ====

 1. Put deluge.cert.pem and deluge.key.pem in %APPDATA%\deluge\ssl\

 ==== Linux ====

 1. Put deluge.cert.pem and deluge.key.pem in ~/.config/deluge/ssl/

 ==== ALL ====

 1. Enable https in the webui config.
 1. Restart the webui

= Installing =

== How do I install Deluge ? ==


== Does Deluge have its own repository? ==

There is an unofficial Ubuntu repository hosted at launchpad:

It takes a few days for the latest version to be put up there.

== How do I set Deluge as my default !BitTorrent program? ==

On 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.

= Windows =

== Error: 14001 side-by-side configuration ==

This error is solved by installing the [ Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86)]

= Troubleshooting =

== Deluge won't start! What should I do? ==

Sometimes deluge's settings get corrupted and need to be reset.

See [wiki:Faq#HowdoIrestoreallsettingstodefault]

== Deluge won't start with a "!ImportError: No module named pkg_resources" error. ==

You need to install setuptools.

== Deluge won't start with a "!ImportError: No module named libtorrent" error. ==

You need to install libtorrent.

== Deluge won't start with a “gobject.GError: Unrecognised image file format” error. ==

You need to install SVG support. On Debian/Ubuntu, the package is librsvg2-common.

== Deluge's GTK UI won't connect to a remote daemon ==

Make sure both the GTK UI and the daemon are the same (or similar) versions.

Deluge 1.2 was a complete rewrite and hence is unable to connect to 1.1.x

Otherwise make sure you've followed the [wiki:UserGuide/ThinClient thin client userguide].

== Deluge isn't working! What should I do? ==

The 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).

If you are on Windows, the debug logs are located in your [wiki:Faq#WheredoesDelugestoreitssettings settings folder] under the names "deluged.log" and "deluge.log".

If you are in Linux, see [wiki:Faq#HowdoIstartthedaemonwithloggingenabled]

If you are pasting the log on the forums, please use the [code]![/code] tags.

If you are pasting the log on IRC, please use or or something similar.