by Scooter

Found on main PCLinuxOS forum at:

I use Frostwire, and it's indistinguishable from Limewire except for the color scheme.

If you choose to use it, you will need to correct a small bug in Frostwire 4.10 . The server list it uses is outdated/wrong. You will find that the connection indicator at the bottom left will say "Starting connection...", and it will never connect. To correct this, use this fix from the Frostwire forums: (for full post see:

  1. Download and install Frostwire from Synaptic.
  2. Leave Frostwire CLOSED. Go to your K Menu, select Find > Files and type in ".frostwire" (with a dot in front - no quotes). Look for a file called with a "~" in the name - this is a backup file, delete this. Then open the other file with KWrite. Highlight and delete everything in the file, but leave KWrite open.
  3. Go to this link:

    This will give you a long list of servers. Copy and paste this list into the file, save it, and answer "Yes" if you are asked if you want to overwrite the file.

  5. Your Frostwire connection should now be excellent. Remember to check your UPnP and port forwarding settings with your firewall/router, if you use one, to make sure the ports are free.
  6. Start Frostwire. Enjoy!!