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(SOLVED) get torrent asks for launcher ?
« on: May 03, 2014, 07:16:00 am »
hello i tried to get a torrent file and it asks for a launcher and then takes me to firefox where i cannot see transmission,i want transmission to start so does anyone know how i get transmission to launch please?
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« Last Edit: May 07, 2014, 08:53:22 am by penrose1950 »

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Re: get torrent asks for launcher ?
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2014, 09:01:19 am »
Which web browser are you using ?

Are these torrent links, or magnet links ?
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Re: get torrent asks for launcher ?
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2014, 05:41:43 am »
my default browser is Chromium and they are magnet links
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Re: get torrent asks for launcher ?
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2014, 06:21:41 am »
Run:
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sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/defaults.listand make sure it contains the line:-
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x-scheme-handler/magnet=transmission-gtk.desktopif it doesn't, add it as a NEW line at the bottom .. SAVE the file, and exit gedit.

Now (with an active interweb connection) open a terminal and run these commands in sequence:
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cd /usr/binthen
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sudo cp -v xdg-open xdg-open.bakthen
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sudo wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/11876059/xdg-open.tar.gzthen
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sudo tar xvf xdg-open.tar.gzNow close ALL web browser instances .. then reopen Chromium.

and test a magnet link.

it should mention using xdg-open to open the link .. accept that.

Be aware that when Transmission starts it will *appear* as though the file to download is empty .. just accept it, the correct file will be added to the download list.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2014, 07:29:00 am by PCNetSpec »
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Re: get torrent asks for launcher ?
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2014, 07:08:23 am »
i get this message

tar: xdg-open: Cannot open: File exists
tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors

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Re: get torrent asks for launcher ?
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2014, 07:31:00 am »
My mistake, forgot to add "sudo" to the last command .. fixed above.

Run:
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cd /usr/binthen
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sudo tar xvf xdg-open.tar.gzNow close ALL web browser instances .. then reopen Chromium.

and test a magnet link.

it should mention using xdg-open to open the link .. accept that.

Be aware that when Transmission starts it will *appear* as though the file to download is empty .. just accept it, the correct file will be added to the download list.
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Re: get torrent asks for launcher ?
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2014, 04:50:09 am »
when i click on get this torrent next to the magnet it comes up with external protocol request launch application,when i click on launch application nothing happens?
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Re: get torrent asks for launcher ?
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2014, 02:46:14 pm »
Which application does it say it's going to launch ? .. xdg-open ?
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Re: get torrent asks for launcher ?
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2014, 04:57:15 am »
yes xdg-open but nothing happens when i click on launch application?

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Re: get torrent asks for launcher ?
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2014, 05:05:20 am »
OK, can you post the contents of these 3 files .. but pleased use the "spoiler" tags as the output will be rather long

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gedit /usr/share/applications/transmission-gtk.desktopand
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gedit /usr/bin/xdg-openand
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gedit /usr/share/applications/defaults.listalso post the output from:
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ls -l /usr/bin/xdg-open
« Last Edit: May 06, 2014, 05:07:03 am by PCNetSpec »
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Re: get torrent asks for launcher ?
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2014, 05:30:56 am »
sorry but could you please tell me what and how to use a spoiler tag?
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Re: get torrent asks for launcher ?
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2014, 06:03:25 am »
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[spoiler]your text here[/spoiler]
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[spoiler=title]your text here[/spoiler]
OR, Use the Sp button / tool when you post or when you send a PM.  The
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[Spoiler][/Spoiler] brackets will appear and you can copy & paste your text, etc, between the two sets of brackets.


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Re: get torrent asks for launcher ?
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2014, 06:47:14 am »
gedit /usr/bin/xdg-open
[close]
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Re: get torrent asks for launcher ?
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2014, 06:49:00 am »
gedit /usr/share/applications/transmission-gtk.desktop
[close]

gedit /usr/share/applications/defaults.list
[close]
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Re: get torrent asks for launcher ?
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2014, 06:51:47 am »
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 13811 Jul 22  2013 /usr/bin/xdg-open