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Old 07-09-2011, 10:51 PM   #1
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How do I get Vidalia/TOR to work on Ubuntu Linux?


I've downloaded Vidalia, but instead of No Configuration, I chose One-Time Restart, and now whenever I try to open TOR, it says that it is already running. I've rebooted already, but that didn't help at all. I would like to start using TOR as an experiment and to remain anonymous. Sure, there's HideMyAss! add-on for Google Chrome, but I just want to try it all out. Can someone help me?

This is what it says

"Vidalia detected that the Tor software exited unexpectedly.
Please check the message log for recent warning or error messages."

Advanced Log

"Jul 09 23:50:12.088 [Notice] Tor v0.2.1.30. This is experimental software. Do not rely on it for strong anonymity. (Running on Linux x86_64)
Jul 09 23:50:12.089 [Notice] Initialized libevent version 1.4.13-stable using method epoll. Good.
Jul 09 23:50:12.089 [Notice] Opening Socks listener on 127.0.0.1:9050
Jul 09 23:50:12.090 [Warning] Could not bind to 127.0.0.1:9050: Address already in use. Is Tor already running?
Jul 09 23:50:12.090 [Warning] Failed to parse/validate config: Failed to bind one of the listener ports.
Jul 09 23:50:12.090 [Error] Reading config failed--see warnings above."
 
Old 07-10-2011, 02:24 AM   #2
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Jul 09 23:50:12.089 [Notice] Opening Socks listener on 127.0.0.1:9050
Jul 09 23:50:12.090 [Warning] Could not bind to 127.0.0.1:9050: Address already in use. Is Tor already running?
The error says it all, is tor already running?
Code:
ps ax | grep tor
If not, is there another program using port 9050
Code:
netstat -nlp
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Old 07-10-2011, 03:04 AM   #3
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The error says it all, is tor already running?
Code:
ps ax | grep tor
If not, is there another program using port 9050
Code:
netstat -nlp
Kind regards
Code:
theif519@theif519-Inspiron-580s:~$ ps ax | grep tor
  215 ?        S      0:06 [usb-storage]
 1665 ?        S      0:00 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfs-gdu-volume-monitor
 1672 ?        Sl     0:00 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfs-afc-volume-monitor
 1675 ?        S      0:00 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfs-gphoto2-volume-monitor
 1710 ?        Sl     0:00 /usr/lib/evolution/e-calendar-factory
 1727 ?        Ss     0:00 /bin/sh -c /usr/bin/compiz-decorator
 1728 ?        Sl     0:10 /usr/bin/unity-window-decorator
 1753 ?        Sl     0:03 /usr/lib/indicator-applet/indicator-applet-complete
 1786 ?        Sl     0:00 /usr/lib/indicator-me/indicator-me-service
 1788 ?        Sl     0:00 /usr/lib/indicator-messages/indicator-messages-service
 1790 ?        Sl     0:00 /usr/lib/indicator-sound/indicator-sound-service
 1792 ?        Sl     0:00 /usr/lib/indicator-datetime/indicator-datetime-service
 1794 ?        Sl     0:00 /usr/lib/indicator-session/indicator-session-service
 1796 ?        Sl     0:00 /usr/lib/indicator-application/indicator-application-service
 3084 ?        S      0:01 /usr/sbin/tor
 6824 pts/0    S+     0:00 grep --color=auto tor
theif519@theif519-Inspiron-580s:~$
Code:
theif519@theif519-Inspiron-580s:~$ netstat -nlp
(Not all processes could be identified, non-owned process info
 will not be shown, you would have to be root to see it all.)
Active Internet connections (only servers)
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address           Foreign Address         State       PID/Program name
tcp        0      0 0.0.0.0:22              0.0.0.0:*               LISTEN      -               
tcp        0      0 127.0.0.1:631           0.0.0.0:*               LISTEN      -               
tcp        0      0 127.0.0.1:9050          0.0.0.0:*               LISTEN      -               
tcp        0      0 127.0.0.1:8123          0.0.0.0:*               LISTEN      -               
tcp6       0      0 :::22                   :::*                    LISTEN      -               
tcp6       0      0 ::1:631                 :::*                    LISTEN      -               
udp        0      0 0.0.0.0:5353            0.0.0.0:*                           -               
udp        0      0 0.0.0.0:34218           0.0.0.0:*                           -               
udp        0      0 0.0.0.0:68              0.0.0.0:*                           -               
udp6       0      0 :::41984                :::*                                -               
udp6       0      0 :::5353                 :::*                                -               
Active UNIX domain sockets (only servers)
Proto RefCnt Flags       Type       State         I-Node   PID/Program name    Path
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     10050    1579/gnome-session  @/tmp/.ICE-unix/1579
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     9458     -                   /tmp/.X11-unix/X0
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     8846     -                   /tmp/.winbindd/pipe
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     10043    -                   /tmp/ssh-WcQIKEkD1579/agent.1579
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     10051    1579/gnome-session  /tmp/.ICE-unix/1579
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     11698    1621/gconfd-2       /tmp/orbit-theif519/linc-655-0-10afddc4a110
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     14459    1579/gnome-session  /tmp/orbit-theif519/linc-62b-0-6f2b41ca5289f
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     14479    1626/gnome-settings /tmp/orbit-theif519/linc-65a-0-64838ecd1159a
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     16890    1888/update-notifie /tmp/orbit-theif519/linc-760-0-3961b032cab4a
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     13517    1560/gnome-keyring- /tmp/keyring-X1vjXO/control
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     13710    1560/gnome-keyring- /tmp/keyring-X1vjXO/pkcs11
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     13713    1560/gnome-keyring- /tmp/keyring-X1vjXO/ssh
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     10267    -                   /var/run/cups/cups.sock
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     13787    1644/compiz         /tmp/orbit-theif519/linc-66c-0-2b235c4e1095
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     14561    1649/pulseaudio     /tmp/.esd-1000/socket
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     14563    1649/pulseaudio     /home/theif519/.pulse/96d2323d1d0762936c5073ed00000005-runtime/native
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     13778    1659/gconf-helper   /tmp/orbit-theif519/linc-67b-0-1ea1fc2ce675a
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     13919    1692/gnome-power-ma /tmp/orbit-theif519/linc-69c-0-5bbfca466cef0
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     13958    1686/gnome-panel    /tmp/orbit-theif519/linc-696-0-5b4fde7a7d8d3
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     12588    1678/nm-applet      /tmp/orbit-theif519/linc-68e-0-13cf0f2ca5330
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     12650    1685/evolution-alar /tmp/orbit-theif519/linc-695-0-152105a0ba01a
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     14747    1670/nautilus       /tmp/orbit-theif519/linc-686-0-7e36805dc04df
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     12664    1706/notify-osd     /tmp/orbit-theif519/linc-6aa-0-3564745a51928
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     14789    1710/e-calendar-fac /tmp/orbit-theif519/linc-6ae-0-77e9f5ff5056a
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     12683    1728/unity-window-d /tmp/orbit-theif519/linc-6c0-0-f890f462a9ba
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     15405    1740/bonobo-activat /tmp/orbit-theif519/linc-6cc-0-122a2706c408b
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     15452    1755/notification-a /tmp/orbit-theif519/linc-6db-0-350b57545df6a
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     12756    1749/multiload-appl /tmp/orbit-theif519/linc-6d5-0-747216605e136
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     14135    1751/wnck-applet    /tmp/orbit-theif519/linc-6d7-0-41ea2ea75e292
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     15007    1753/indicator-appl /tmp/orbit-theif519/linc-6d9-0-5d3efdd5e3bc
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     15041    1688/mono           /tmp/orbit-theif519/linc-698-0-6c8558a0e0824
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     15073    1784/gnome-screensa /tmp/orbit-theif519/linc-6e5-0-3ec683c6bafd7
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     15187    1794/indicator-sess /tmp/orbit-theif519/linc-702-0-5c3e95ca4079d
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     15203    1792/indicator-date /tmp/orbit-theif519/linc-700-0-6e481a6a62d09
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     15296    1816/geoclue-master /tmp/orbit-theif519/linc-718-0-41798f0acbfdc
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     16412    1786/indicator-me-s /tmp/orbit-theif519/linc-6fa-0-77703bc2ee5f
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     2278     -                   @/com/ubuntu/upstart
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     17049    1952/chrome         /tmp/.com.google.Chrome.RVyQer/SingletonSocket
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     16264    1952/chrome         /tmp/orbit-theif519/linc-7a0-0-2af8c1ee6e2e
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     89359    3578/vagalume       /tmp/orbit-theif519/linc-dfa-0-94979539b36f
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     315176   6764/gnome-terminal /tmp/orbit-theif519/linc-1a6c-0-30f14f2fc08e3
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     115908   -                   /tmp/orbit-theif519/linc-fbd-0-d29768e8adb0
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     117232   4038/VBoxXPCOMIPCD  /tmp/.vbox-theif519-ipc/ipcd
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     9312     -                   /var/run/acpid.socket
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     9457     -                   @/tmp/.X11-unix/X0
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     9177     -                   @/tmp/gdm-session-tSQFpkHZ
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     11256    -                   @/tmp/gdm-greeter-tUNeLQJi
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     8847     -                   /var/run/samba/winbindd_privileged/pipe
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     23904    2176/npviewer.bin   @/org/wrapper/NSPlugins/libflashplayer.so/2163-2
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     12459    1616/dbus-daemon    @/tmp/dbus-TZpgrIi2nO
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     8157     -                   /var/run/avahi-daemon/socket
unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     2527     -                   /var/run/dbus/system_bus_socket
 
Old 07-10-2011, 05:00 AM   #4
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So tor is running
Quote:
3084 ? S 0:01 /usr/sbin/tor
Quote:
(Not all processes could be identified, non-owned process info
will not be shown, you would have to be root to see it all.)
run
Code:
netstat -nlp
as root

To use tor, install and start tor, install the tor button in firefox.
https://www.torproject.org/docs/tor-doc-unix.html.en

Kind regards

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Old 07-10-2011, 09:53 AM   #5
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So tor is running


run
Code:
netstat -nlp
as root

To use tor, install and start tor, install the tor button in firefox.
https://www.torproject.org/docs/tor-doc-unix.html.en

Kind regards
Ah, thanks. It worked perfectly fine. Last time I tried to use Tor, before I reinstalled Ubuntu, I only had the Alpha version available for Firefox, but now the Stable version works even on Aurora. Thank you, so now on Google Chrome, I have HideMyAss! and on Firefox I have Tor. I have a question, is there something similar to Tor on Chrome?
 
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Also, another thing I don't remember installing TOR myself on my new installation of Ubuntu, does it come with it by default or did I configure it by accident when I set up Vidalia?
 
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does it come with it by default
no

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Ah, thanks. It worked perfectly fine.
No problem, I would however suggest to donate some bandwidth to tor, and setup a relay.
https://www.torproject.org/docs/tor-doc-relay.html.en

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I have a question, is there something similar to Tor on Chrome?
http://lifehacker.com/5614732/create...ymous-browsing
Also, take a look at torify
https://trac.torproject.org/projects...oc/TorifyHOWTO

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The link about making your own Tor Button didn't work at all, I couldn't connect to anything so I had to switch back to direct connection. I did everything it said, I put 127.0.0.1 in the HTTP Proxy, 8118 in port, and I enabled "Use Same Proxy for all server protocols" and in the Switch option, first profile is direct and second is Tor. When I switch it doesn't work. To confirm Tor is up, I used Tor button for Firefox, and it worked fine.
 
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Try to use port 9050 socks

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Last edited by repo; 07-10-2011 at 01:04 PM.
 
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Try to use port 9050

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Tor is not an HTTP Proxy

It appears you have configured your web browser to use Tor as an HTTP proxy. This is not correct: Tor is a SOCKS proxy, not an HTTP proxy. Please configure your client accordingly.
This is what showed up.
 
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https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...abniblemipncjj

In the reviews, it says that it won't work in Google Chrome 12. I'm running Google Chrome 13 Beta, so that could be another reason.
 
  


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