Transmission Torrent Client Problemo ....

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  1. Xonnie316 macrumors member

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    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.

    Thanks,

    Shaun
     
  2. zachsilvey macrumors 6502

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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    This could cause issues with files that are actively being downloaded.
     
  8. davidlv macrumors 65816

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    older version works

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

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