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Old 05-24-2015, 08:09 PM   #1
punchy71
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Testing Tails distro for the first time and unable to connect to the internet with it


Hello,
I am trying out a GNU-plus-Linux distribution called "Tails" for the first time. Tails is the distro that provides anonymity for the user by forcing all network traffic to go through the Tor network system. I am testing out Tails version 1.4.
Tails is a live DVD disc. It boots in live mode directly from the DVD and optical drive.
However, once I was booted into the desktop for the first time, it seems to not have been able to automatically find and configure my internet connection.
When I hover the pointer over the twin PC's icon in the system tray at the top right hand corner it says "No network connection".
Then, just to make sure, I opened the "Tor browser" and it gave me an error message that says "The proxy server is refusing connections".
Then to make triple sure, I opened the "Unsafe web browser" and it gave me the error message that says "Error No DNS server was obtained through DHCP or manualy configured in Network Manager".
So as a new user of this distro, I'm not sure on where to go and what to do. So any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you
 
Old 05-24-2015, 11:47 PM   #2
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is tor running ?

are proxies set ?

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it seems to not have been able to automatically find and configure my internet connection.
How are you connection to the net ?

56k dial up ( AOL)
dsl ?
cable
fiber ?
wi-fi ?
if so is it a
phone -tethered
usb dongle
what
 
Old 05-25-2015, 05:15 AM   #3
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I think you have to create your own pendrive to use Tor; that is, run the live & install to another pendrive.
https://tails.boum.org/getting_started/index.en.html
 
  


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