November 7, 2009

Installing uTorrent on Ubuntu – “It seems like utorrent is already running but not responding” Bug Fix/Workaround

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — yasi8h @ 10:20 am

I got the above mentioned error when i tried to install uTorrent 1.8.4 on Ubuntu Karmic Kola i386, though wine. But this error does not come if you try to install utorrent 1.8.2 or a older version. Hence i installed 1.8.2 and then updated it to 1.8.4 and it works fine. i think the latest versions have some bug in the installer part. installing a old version that doesn’t have this bug and upgrading seems to be a good work around. Note that if you installed 1.8.4 or something newer you will have to uninstall it from wine and then install 1.8.2. even then if you are getting the same error try killing wine and restarting it (wineboot should do the trick according to If that doesn’t work for you just kill the two processes that belong to wine and restart it).



  1. Same problem for me: “Seems like utorrent is already running…..please close all utorrent processes and try again”. So I closed the processes (utorrent & wine-related) via ubuntu’s 9.10’s System Monitor (from the System/Administration menu). But every time I tried starting the INSTALLED version of utorrent (latest stable v1.85), it always sent me to the install loop, hence a circle. Finally got it working thanks to ARFY’s & JOEY’s comments in : placed a space and /NOINSTALL switch after the quotes in the INSTALLED utorrent shortcut.

    Comment by falcon — November 11, 2009 @ 7:10 am

  2. Thanks a lot,
    I was trying to install 1.8.5 but no luck, until I read this.
    Good luck 😉

    Comment by Wesam Alalem — December 22, 2009 @ 9:12 am

  3. Glad to be of any help 🙂

    Comment by yasi8h — December 22, 2009 @ 9:36 am

  4. Thanks! I love you!

    Comment by Lily Lai — May 1, 2011 @ 2:21 pm

  5. What is wine

    Comment by Mike — August 23, 2016 @ 3:49 am

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