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    Post Magnet links in Firefox using Transmission (Karmic)

    Transmission supports Magnet links from version 1.80 onwards, which will probably not be added to the Ubuntu repositories until the Lucid Lynx release in april.

    You can upgrade it anyway using the PPA:
    https://edge.launchpad.net/~transmissionbt/+archive/ppa

    A tutorial on adding PPA's can be found here.

    Then you must configure Firefox to recognise the Magnet links.

    * Type about:config into the address bar and press Enter.
    * Right-click -> New -> Boolean -> Name: network.protocol-handler.external.magnet -> Value -> true
    * Right-click -> New -> String -> Name: network.protocol-handler.app.magnet -> Value -> /usr/bin/transmission
    * Ensure network.protocol-handler.expose-all is set to true
    (thanks to kwacka for this info)

    P2P is the way forward, folks

    p.s note that this only works for magnet links that refer to torrent files. Other P2P URN's such as those found on Gutenberg.org will not work with the above settings. We are still waiting for comprehensive URN handling in Firefox.
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    Re: Magnet links in Firefox using Transmission (Karmic)

    Confirmed: In the alpha version of 10.04, Transmission is version 1.90 supporting magnet links.

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    Re: Magnet links in Firefox using Transmission (Karmic)

    Quote Originally Posted by mörgæs View Post
    Confirmed: In the alpha version of 10.04, Transmission is version 1.90 supporting magnet links.

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    does firefox also work correctly?

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    Before trying the about:config route try disabling your firewall for the first torrent then you may find that it configures itself ie your firewall is blocking the process. You only need to disable it for a minute then put it backup.

    Try
    Code:
    sudo ufw status
    if it says its enabled then try

    Code:
    sudo ufw disable
    click on the torrent link then it should configure itself to handle them its just the initial step that seemed to screw it up

    then
    Code:
    sudo ufw enable
    to stay safe[r]

    worked for meeeeee.
    BYe

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    Re: Magnet links in Firefox using Transmission (Karmic)

    https://launchpad.net/~tualatrix/+archive/ppa

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa

    sudo apt-get update

    sudo apt-get install qbittorrent ubuntu-tweak

    ubuntu-tweak


    http://ubuntuforums.org/attachment.p...1&d=1333775083


    http://ubuntuforums.org/attachment.p...1&d=1333775083

    Firefox open
    start qbittorrent

    sudo ufw allow out 6881:6999/tcp
    sudo ufw allow out 6881:6999/udp
    sudo ufw allow out 30000:60000/tcp
    sudo ufw allow out 30000:60000/udp
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    Re: Magnet links in Firefox using Transmission (Karmic)

    Quote Originally Posted by prince.buster View Post
    Transmission supports Magnet links from version 1.80 onwards, which will probably not be added to the Ubuntu repositories until the Lucid Lynx release in april.

    You can upgrade it anyway using the PPA:
    https://edge.launchpad.net/~transmissionbt/+archive/ppa

    A tutorial on adding PPA's can be found here.

    Then you must configure Firefox to recognise the Magnet links.

    * Type about:config into the address bar and press Enter.
    * Right-click -> New -> Boolean -> Name: network.protocol-handler.external.magnet -> Value -> true
    * Right-click -> New -> String -> Name: network.protocol-handler.app.magnet -> Value -> /usr/bin/transmission
    * Ensure network.protocol-handler.expose-all is set to true
    (thanks to kwacka for this info)

    P2P is the way forward, folks

    p.s note that this only works for magnet links that refer to torrent files. Other P2P URN's such as those found on Gutenberg.org will not work with the above settings. We are still waiting for comprehensive URN handling in Firefox.
    This doesn't work, even if the correct path for transmission (/usr/bin/transmission-gtk) is used. Another disadvantage of this method is - there is no apparent way to undo the changes.

    This is the way that works: http://maketecheasier.com/open-magne...ser/2010/02/19

    ...and to undo the changes, run "gedit .mozilla/firefox/*.default/prefs.js", search for "magnet" and remove the two lines.
    Last edited by mikewhatever; July 3rd, 2012 at 07:10 AM.

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    Re: Magnet links in Firefox using Transmission (Karmic)

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