i have done the following on my Asus WL-520gu

  1. Installed the dd-wrtv24-sp2 mini svn:13064
  2. Updated for usb support
  3. Installed optware package
  4. Activated the transmission client

but i keep getting a permission error for files. I think it is a user access thing.

How to resolve this issue? Is there any way to ignore user permissions on a drive?


i think it is due to the permissions of the user under which the transmission daemon is running. Can I change that user to root?

I know where but don't know how /etc/init.d/transmission.

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  • Does the user you are running as have write permissions to /mnt/data/torrents/downloads? – Faheem Mitha Jun 11 '11 at 6:36
  • I cannot parse the last sentence. What do you mean by "I know where but don't know how /etc/init.d/transmission"? – Faheem Mitha Jun 11 '11 at 7:54

Don't change the daemon to run as root. Change the permissions on the folder where your daemon has to write so that it is allowed to do so.

Assuming it's running as user transmission, run something like this as root:

chown transmission /mnt/data/torrents/downloads
chmod u+rw /mnt/data/torrents/downloads
  • thanks @Mat for your response, i have tried it but results in same error. – Imran Naqvi Jun 11 '11 at 8:42
  • please edit your question to state what user the daemon is running as, and the permissions on your directory – Mat Jun 11 '11 at 8:43
  • ok i will as soon i get that info – Imran Naqvi Jun 11 '11 at 9:45
  • how did you manage to try what I posted without that info? – Mat Jun 11 '11 at 13:03
  • i am not a linux guru but i know some basics of chmod, so tried it earlier but it did not worked. – Imran Naqvi Jun 11 '11 at 17:19
systemctl status transmission-daemon

● transmission-daemon.service - Transmission BitTorrent Daemon
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/transmission-daemon.service; disabled; vendor preset: disabled)
   Active: active (running) since Thu 2019-05-30 15:31:01 EDT; 7min ago

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