Transmission Torrent Client Problemo ....

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Xonnie316, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. Xonnie316 macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    Hey MacRumors:Forums Members,

    My internet provider has a download limit, between 4am-9am I've got the off-peak download limit. So I prefer downloading my torrents during that time.

    I've scheduled the Start Up & Sleep time for my Mac to turn on & off.

    But when it shuts down, because of Transmission not being able to quit, my Mac stays on.

    So after I come home from work everyday, I find my computer still on.

    So lately I basically remote access through TeamViewer from work to my Mac and force quit Transmission to allow it to shut down.

    Is there a fix for this, or maybe some setting I've got to turn on.


  2. zachsilvey macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2008
    Battle Ground
    Transmission is notorious for locking up when trying to quit. You might try VUZE or another torrent client.
  3. macuserx86 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2006
    try utorrent; I switched from Transmission to uTorrent, as uTorrent behaves much better on public trackers.
  4. InternetPowered macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2009
    If you're attached to Transmission for whatever reason, you could just set up a cron job to run "killall Transmission" at 9:01
  5. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Transmission requires a long time to notify all the torrents individually of quitting. You can run a script to quit transmission, and then shut computer down after x minutes (x minutes depend on # of torrents).

    Or you can schedule transfer limit for transmission, say 0k or 1K/s during peak times.
  6. mayanka89 macrumors regular


    Aug 10, 2008
    I have found that Transmission takes forever to quit, so I can't just hit restart or shutdown if it is open.

    I first wait for Transmission to close, which can take about 2 minutes, and then shut down, as every other app of mine behaves correctly.
  7. zachsilvey macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2008
    Battle Ground
    This could cause issues with files that are actively being downloaded.
  8. davidlv macrumors 65816

    Apr 5, 2009
    Kyoto, Japan
    older version works

    Version 1.7.5 works fine on SL and it quits without hanging too. :D

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