I have a problem with installing & running Deluge torrent on my Centos 5 (x86) . I get it from http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/packages/deluge/ this: _http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/packages/deluge/deluge-

after installing, when I run deluge I get this problem:

    Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/deluge", line 43, in ?
    import deluge
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/deluge/__init__.py", line 36, in ?
    import gtk.glade
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/__init__.py", line 76, in ?
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/__init__.py", line 64, in _init
RuntimeError: could not open display

No way root I am or user. Same thing. Python version is 2.4.3 . This is server & no X-windows installed on it.

Thanks for help.

  • I just want to install deluge-core, deluge-webui, deluge-console.
    – NARKOZ
    Jan 26 '10 at 21:10

I'd suggest updating both Python and Deluge. Deluge is now on version 1.2.0, miles ahead of I have Deluge (latest) running with Python 2.6.4 smoothly.

Not only does it appear your version is looking for Python 2.4, but it also wants to open a display. Ensure you are using proper command-line arguments for console mode as David outlined. You must first start the daemon before connecting via console. See the Deluge FAQ on the console and daemon.


Upgrade Python. It's looking for version 2.4.

Incidentally, if you have no X-windows then you'll be better off trying rtorrent - a CLI bittorrent client.

  • Sorry, I had a mistake. Python's version is 2.4.3. Thank's, but I need only deluge or ktorrent.
    – NARKOZ
    Jan 27 '10 at 20:15

Assuming you tried to start Deluge like this:


For a command line based interface you can do this:

deluge --ui null


deluge --ui console

Or for a web-based interface:

deluge --ui web

For more info, see Deluge's FAQ on the topic

  • Same thing. Even deluge --version displays that error message. Thanks for reply.
    – NARKOZ
    Jan 26 '10 at 21:23
  • The readme seems to provide some different options. dev.deluge-torrent.org/browser/trunk/README It may be that deluge was linked to deluge-gtk by the RPM. You can try the following options: deluge-console, deluge-web. Or to just start the daemon, deluged. You can look at the README for further info. Jan 26 '10 at 23:44

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