View Full Version : [ubuntu] Torrent Downloads

February 20th, 2011, 01:26 PM
Hey, I only have a 384kbps line and I also go university. I don't want to run my downloads while I am using my PC because it slows down my browsing but I also don't want to throttle my speeds because then it takes ages.
Is there a way to put my monitor off and run it in some sort of low power state in which it only downloads the torrents while I am at university?

I am running Linux Mint 10 x64 (I am asking for advice here and not the Linux Mint Forums as I have always gotten better support here) on a Dell inspiron n5010.

Can anyone please help?

February 20th, 2011, 01:47 PM
Most torrent applications have scheduling capabilities, look in the applications preferences.

Is this what you are after ?

Transmission eg,

February 20th, 2011, 02:03 PM
Yes but what I also want is my laptop to switch the monitor off and go into a sort of "suspended" state, where they PC doesn't even become hot enough for the fans to run if you know what I mean?