Gnutella Forums  

Go Back   Gnutella Forums > Discontinued Gnutella Client Forums > XoloX (Windows) > Support: General
Register FAQ The Twelve Commandments Members List Calendar Arcade Find the Best VPN Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Support: General General support discussions and announcements. XoloX has been discontinued. We highly recommend you use an actively developed client instead.

Welcome To Gnutella Forums

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content, fun aspects such as the image caption contest and play in the arcade, and access many other special features after your registration and email confirmation. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! (click here) (Note: we use Yandex mail server so make sure yandex is not on your email filter or blocklist.)

If you have any problems with the Gnutella Forum registration process or your Gnutella Forum account login, please contact us (this is not for program use questions.) Your email address must be legitimate and verified before becoming a full member of the forums. Please be sure to disable any spam filters you may have for our website, so that email messages can reach you.
Note: Any other issue with registration, etc., send a Personal Message (PM) to one of the active Administrators: Lord of the Rings or Birdy.

Once registered but before posting, members MUST READ the FORUM RULES (click here) and members should include System details - help us to help you (click on blue link) in their posts if their problem relates to using the program. Whilst forum helpers are happy to help where they can, without these system details your post might be ignored. And wise to read How to create a New Thread

Thank you

If you are a Spammer click here.
This is not a business advertising forum, all member profiles with business advertising will be banned, all their posts removed. Spamming is illegal in many countries of the world. Guests and search engines cannot view member profiles.

           Deutsch?              Español?                  Français?                   Nederlands?
   Hilfe in Deutsch,   Ayuda en español,   Aide en français et LimeWire en françaisHulp in het Nederlands

Forum Rules

Support Forums

Before you post to one of the specific Client Help and Support Conferences in Gnutella Client Forums please look through other threads and Stickies that may answer your questions. Most problems are not new. The Search function is most useful. Also the red Stickies have answers to the most commonly asked questions. (over 90 percent).
If your problem is not resolved by a search of the forums, please take the next step and post in the appropriate forum. There are many members who will be glad to help.
If you are new to the world of file sharing please do not be shy! Everyone was ‘new’ when they first started.

When posting, please include details for:
Your Operating System ....... Your version of your Gnutella Client (* this is important for helping solve problems) ....... Your Internet connection (56K, Cable, DSL) ....... The exact error message, if one pops up
Any other relevant information that you think may help ....... Try to make your post descriptive, specific, and clear so members can quickly and efficiently help you. To aid helpers in solving download/upload problems, LimeWire and Frostwire users must specify whether they are downloading a torrent file or a file from the Gnutella network.
Members need to supply these details >>> System details - help us to help you (click on blue link)


There are senior members on the forums who serve as Moderators. These volunteers keep the board organized and moving.
Moderators are authorized to: (in order of increasing severity)
Move posts to the correct forums. Many times, members post in the wrong forum. These off-topic posts may impede the normal operation of the forum.
Edit posts. Moderators will edit posts that are offensive or break any of the House Rules.
Delete posts. Posts that cannot be edited to comply with the House Rules will be deleted.
Restrict members. This is one of the last punishments before a member is banned. Restrictions may include placing all new posts in a moderation queue or temporarily banning the offender.
Ban members. The most severe punishment. Three or more moderators or administrators must agree to the ban for this action to occur. Banning is reserved for very severe offenses and members who, after many warnings, fail to comply with the House Rules. Banning is permanent. Bans cannot be removed by the moderators and probably won't be removed by the administration.

The Rules

1. Warez, copyright violation, or any other illegal activity may NOT be linked or expressed in any form. Topics discussing techniques for violating these laws and messages containing locations of web sites or other servers hosting illegal content will be silently removed. Multiple offenses will result in consequences. File names are not required to discuss your issues. If filenames are copyright then do not belong on these forums & will be edited out or post removed. Picture sample attachments in posts must not include copyright infringement.

2. Spamming and excessive advertising will not be tolerated. Commercial advertising is not allowed in any form, including using in signatures.

3. There will be no excessive use of profanity in any forum.

4. There will be no racial, ethnic, or gender based insults, or any other personal attacks.

5. Pictures may be attached to posts and signatures if they are not sexually explicit or offensive. Picture sample attachments in posts must not include copyright infringement.

6. Remember to post in the correct forum. Take your time to look at other threads and see where your post will go. If your post is placed in the wrong forum it will be moved by a moderator. There are specific Gnutella Client sections for LimeWire, Phex, FrostWire, BearShare, Gnucleus, Morpheus, and many more. Please choose the correct section for your problem.

7. If you see a post in the wrong forum or in violation of the House Rules, please contact a moderator via Private Message or the "Report this post to a moderator" link at the bottom of every post. Please do not respond directly to the member - a moderator will do what is required.

8. Any impersonation of a forum member in any mode of communication is strictly prohibited and will result in banning.

9. Multiple copies of the same post will not be tolerated. Post your question, comment, or complaint only once. There is no need to express yourself more than once. Duplicate posts will be deleted with little or no warning. Keep in mind a forum censor may temporarily automatically hold up your post, if you do not see your post, do not post again, it will be dealt with by a moderator within a reasonable time. Authors of multiple copies of same post may be dealt with by moderators within their discrete judgment at the time which may result in warning or infraction points, depending on severity as adjudged by the moderators online.

10. Posts should have descriptive topics. Vague titles such as "Help!", "Why?", and the like may not get enough attention to the contents.

11. Do not divulge anyone's personal information in the forum, not even your own. This includes e-mail addresses, IP addresses, age, house address, and any other distinguishing information. Don´t use eMail addresses in your nick. Reiterating, do not post your email address in posts. This is for your own protection.

12. Signatures may be used as long as they are not offensive or sexually explicit or used for commercial advertising. Commercial weblinks cannot be used under any circumstances and will result in an immediate ban.

13. Dual accounts are not allowed. Cannot explain this more simply. Attempts to set up dual accounts will most likely result in a banning of all forum accounts.

14. Video links may only be posted after you have a tally of two forum posts. Video link posting with less than a 2 post tally are considered as spam. Video link posting with less than a 2 post tally are considered as spam.

15. Failure to show that you have read the forum rules may result in forum rules breach infraction points or warnings awarded against you which may later total up to an automatic temporary or permanent ban. Supplying system details is a prerequisite in most cases, particularly with connection or installation issues.

Violation of any of these rules will bring consequences, determined on a case-by-case basis.

Thank You! Thanks for taking the time to read these forum guidelines. We hope your visit is helpful and mutually beneficial to the entire community.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old September 20th, 2001
Join Date: September 20th, 2001
Location: Athens, Greece
Posts: 6
Darklord is flying high
Thumbs down Dissapointed... A lot...

Well, hello everybody... I had posted another message asking for help about a specific bug that nobody seemed to know... Well, anyways, let`s see what are my main thoughts as of this time with the hottest new gnutella client we all love...(?) XoloX

a) It is can find stuff fast but IT IS NOT (and I mean this) as fast as Morpheus/Kazaa. They are the fastest P2P solution at the moment. At least in Greece, where I work, and from inside a LAN. Yeah, the configuration of both of them (XoloX & Kazaa) is right, as is the configuration of my system. Still, it pretty... sucks (!) compared to them (sorry XoloX team). With XoloX I reached 30-40k`s at max, while with Morpheus I topped at 117k`s. It`s a pretty easilly spotted difference, don`t you think?

b) The members of the XoloX team themselves don`t quite support enthusiastically their project. There is no info, no documentation and most users have to rely on these boards to find answers to their problems. It`s pretty understandable that as a new piece of software it might have bugs, and we can cope with them. But I did ask for "what the hell does `filestream error --> 1` mean", and from what I saw I was not the only one. I got no answers...

c) The greatness of XoloX wears off after it manages to download the files. When I first installed it I was blown away, it was easy, speedy (well, not as Morpheus but I preffered it as it was more "underground" stuff!) and seemed to work. Thus, I selected 15-20 (BIG) files and let them downloading. The next day I found that none of them had come to my disk, while Morpheus (working at the same time) had brought me about 1,7 Gigs. The day after that 4 of the files in XoloX had reached 99% and where never to be resumed again. Two weeks now I have lost about 7 Gigs off my drive, `cause XoloX keeps them taken up by partial files that never comes to resume. Ah, I hear you say, they might not be available... Well, THEY ARE. I restarted a download of a file I had in my que and it pretty much started downloading at 27K`s. Again the same. At about 75% the download stucked. Now, what?

These are my main thoughts about the awesome XoloX, that never came to do quite what it claimed to do (...for me). The weird thing is that I`m not the only one with these problems. I gave the program to a lot (...A...LOT) of people that I know, on different connections, speeds, hardware and they all had basically the same problems, with the biggest being that the downloads pretty much stay stuck after 80% and need from 2 days to 2 weeks to complete (if they ever do). I don`t know about you, but if some problems like these are not corrected I don`t think I`ll be using XoloX... Don`t get me wrong, I don`t mean to sound as I probbably do, but the internet is evolving, new technologies and programs appear practically from nowhere, and at the moment I have two choices: XoloX and Morpheus. To put it simply, the one works (and does wonders), the other doesn`t. Guess witch one I`ll use more...

  #2 (permalink)  
Old September 20th, 2001
Join Date: September 20th, 2001
Posts: 3
killian is flying high

I hear you man... where can i find a download file for Morpheus? thanks
  #3 (permalink)  
Old September 20th, 2001
Join Date: September 20th, 2001
Location: Athens, Greece
Posts: 6
Darklord is flying high
Default Morpheus

Just go to google ( and do a search for "Morpheus share"... Although it is endorsed by a commercial partner, it doesn`t mean that it isn`t... ahem... "rich" as well as files go. Try it out. Ah, and remember, if you want to achieve good speeds with it, right click on a file while you download it and select "find more...".........

See ya
  #4 (permalink)  
Old September 20th, 2001
Join Date: September 20th, 2001
Posts: 3
killian is flying high

Big thanks... will definitely check it out!

  #5 (permalink)  
Old September 20th, 2001
Posts: n/a
Default problem...what problem?

OK Darklord, I hear you but I don't experience the same problems as you do - excepting 1, which is the incomplete file syndrome but I think I have worked that one out.

You and I both live in Europe, our times zones are different to the bulk of the users who I suspect are NOT in Europe. This all seems 'woolly' but I did some experiments over the past few days just to check 'the score' and here are the conclusions I have drawn.

1) If you leave you system running all the time (and especially when you go bed and dream nice dreams) you will get your files - I have only one file which hasn't made it in 7 days and that one is a 512 megs iso and the amount of users with it is very low.

2) I put the reason for this down to users system power management. Let me explain.

I am on 4 user LAN running under win2k and a compaq dual p3 dedicated win2k server- all 1.4 tb all with 60gbx2 raid arrays and we have a dsl link (not shared at exchange) with typical u'dl speeds of in excess of 100k/s to our mother (remote) server per user. This could be faster per user but I have it throttled back as sometimes we have to do real work:-)

I have some unique mp3 files on one of the computers which has xolox running on it 24/7. However. even though I could find the file entry on xolox search, I could not access the files even after a wait of 3-4 hours.

My initial thoughts were that xolox had 'broken' again on that computer so I went up to check it, and it was running fine. I obviously 'woke the machine up' and by the time I came back to my own computer the downloads were completed (this was about 10 minutes later as I had made coffee and took a pipi).

My conclusions are that as most of the users in the world use power management of some description this could be the first problem, even if they keep their systems on all day/night; the second being that America and the F/East sleeps a lot while Europe is awake and people are reluctant to leave their systems running overnight which will reduce the opportunity of succesful hits/surpluses.

Ver 1.1 (or whatever the last one was) was in fact stabilised for me when I took off power management on my own computer. Before that it wobbled all over the place, hung the machine, did all sorts of unexpected things.

Since I have been on the night shift here (3 days now) I have a successful and complete 3.5 gb of downloads and as I don't do much work here overnight I have had a chance to play around with it all and I have found it pretty solid, under last release and this new one.

My suggestion is to keep trying with it , turn of your own power management and encourage others to do the same and don't close the program down at all whilst you need files to get completed.

By the way - has anyone else done any experiments with xolox? Post it and tell me what you have found.

I still rate xolox as the best p2p program I have (and I have them all)

  #6 (permalink)  
Old September 20th, 2001
Join Date: September 20th, 2001
Location: Athens, Greece
Posts: 6
Darklord is flying high
Default Quite right thoughts...but...

You put it quite nicely, and yes, I have thought about the parameters you talk about. You see, there`s just one slight thing I didn`t mention... My PC is at work, and I leave it on, and on, and on to download, 2 weeks now! I don`t turn it off and since I think power management is pretty useless (all my PCs work full-tim) I don`t use it at all! That means that for the last 16 days, 24 hours a day (par the moments when I turn it off to take my removable with me and the time it updated version) it has been downloading. Or trying to ;-)
I accept the timezone point you make, but I have to explain something more: at this very moment I run XoloX and Morpheus at the same time. Just to check the speeds, I`m doing this for the last 3 days. XoloX reached 3k`s at max (since all the files in its list are way after 95% now) and then dropped it. It keeps searching, and searching, and searching... For Thor`s shake (!), it has 250+ buffered points from witch to start a download and it goes at them 1 at every 5 mins or something (if I really understand how it works..!). It should do some "aggresive" resuming, trying to connect to, say, 10 points at once, if it was trying to complete a file that has passed 95%. It doesn`t really seem to do so...
Anyways, for the record, while XoloX grabs the files at (right now) 0,4k`s per sec (for 1 file), Morpheus just reached 78k`s per sec (for 5 files). I think that now you get my point..!
  #7 (permalink)  
Old September 20th, 2001
Moak's Avatar
Join Date: September 7th, 2001
Location: Europe
Posts: 816
Moak is flying high

It's OK when people don't like Xolox!
I also use FastTrack (Morpheus/Kazaa) time by time. Actually looking forward when it is reverseengineered (giFT), so that someone can build a good Linux client that shares on Gnutella AND FastTrack. Yeah! =)

However Xolox is new and costs no money, wait a while to get the bugs fixed, for sure there are some! If you ever had a bigger programming project in your spare time, you understand that it needs time to code, write docs, fix bugs and help users. I wouldn't say a client sux because it is not perfect yet... when Xolox as your #2 client sux, how do you rate all the others?
I also like Bearshare or Limewire (fine for Linux) or just check Zeropiad Top Rated Clients to try more clients.

CU, Moak

Last edited by Moak; September 20th, 2001 at 08:18 AM.
  #8 (permalink)  
Old September 20th, 2001
Unregistered (Jude)
Posts: n/a
Default hmm wonder why we have such differences?

Hey Darklord:-) ok - I hear you again. Kalimera by the way!!

I can't work out why you have these problems and I don't. It's weird.

I have to admit the bulk of my downloads are mp3's cos I love music and I can't really afford to buy everything I wanna listen to.

I've got 3 other p2p's running at the moment - one is morpheus, one is winmx and the other is galaxy. All good programs and all doing thier job well (I am at home now by the way - I will try this overnight later..ok - and compare one-4-one and report) I'm still getting the bulk of downloads from xolox.

Let's keep checking this and try to find out why - peace...

  #9 (permalink)  
Old September 20th, 2001
Join Date: September 20th, 2001
Location: Athens, Greece
Posts: 6
Darklord is flying high
Default Well...

Thanx go out to both Jude (got it right?) and Moak. ("Kalimera" is greek for "Good day" by the way, but it`s allready "apogeyma" -evening- here! So, "kalispera" to all of you...ahem! Got carried away!)

1st to Moak
Look, when I say that "it sucks" I mean that "any program that uses 7 Gigs of my hard drive and yet brings me no files pretty much sucks". If you look at it that way, you may as well stare blankly in the horizon and mumble "man, that sucks big time". XoloX is the best try at a Gnutella client I`ve ever seen, and yes, it is number two in my list. But that is because I still hope that the files will someday finally come to my disk in their full glory. Well...

Jude now...
I`d like you to do as you say. I think that XoloX has great potential to kick the others in the behind, and may eventually become the best sharing ap. The fact though is that I want my files.... whahhhh! Anyways, leave your PC on for 24hours and look at what it`ll bring. Then, if you can, post here a reply stating the ammount of files and the time (days?) you had them qued. And, for Odin`s shake, will somebody finally tell me what ""filestream error --> 1" is?

Thanx and see ya
  #10 (permalink)  
Old September 20th, 2001
Moak's Avatar
Join Date: September 7th, 2001
Location: Europe
Posts: 816
Moak is flying high

Kalispera Darklord!

Yeah man, I understand your dissapointment! I would like to help, but Xolox runs quite fine and very fast on my WinME box (downloading a movie in realtime is amazing, honestly this is very rare with Xolox or on Gnutella). Give the developers some more time to help/fix...

Moak (what is "bye" again in greek? I only remebered the bad words from my friends, hehe)

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Getting crappy search results and virus's. Very dissapointed. Doctorwho Open Discussion topics 8 April 3rd, 2006 01:18 AM
I am very dissapointed with this program!!!!! unpleased user General Linux Support 1 May 11th, 2002 08:17 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:26 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.

Copyright © 2020 Gnutella Forums.
All Rights Reserved.