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How To Install uTorrent on Linux Mint 20

Install uTorrent on Linux Mint 20

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install uTorrent on Linux Mint 20. For those of you who didn’t know, uTorrent, a popular BitTorrent client, has been a go-to choice for many users due to its lightweight design and powerful features. As Linux Mint 20 continues to gain traction among the Linux community, it’s essential to understand how to install and configure uTorrent on this user-friendly distribution.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of uTorrent on a Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install uTorrent on Linux Mint 20

Step 1. To ensure a smooth installation process, it’s essential to update and upgrade your Linux Mint 20 system. Open the Terminal and run the following commands:

sudo apt update

Step 2. Enable Snap.

Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. First, /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref needs to be removed before Snap can be installed.

sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref

Next, install snap from the Software Manager application, search for snapd, and click Install or alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd

Step 3. Installing uTorrent on Linux Mint 20.

Run the following command to install µTorrent:

sudo snap install utorrent

Step 4. Accessing uTorrent.

Now, you can start the uTorrent service from Menu >> All Applications or open your favorite browser and navigate to http://your-domain.com:8080/gui or http://your-ip-address:8080/gui. It will ask you for the username and password. The default username is admin and leaves the password field empty.

Install uTorrent on Linux Mint 20

Once logged in, you can start adding torrents, managing downloads, and adjusting various settings. Some basic usage tips include:

  • Adding torrent files or magnet links
  • Setting download and upload priorities
  • Configuring bandwidth allocation for individual torrents
  • Creating and managing labels for better organization

With uTorrent up and running, you can enjoy efficient and customizable torrenting on your Linux Mint 20 system.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed uTorrent. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the uTorrent on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official uTorrent website.

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r00t

r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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