When starting vidalia, I received the following error:
Vidalia detected that the tor software exited unexpectedly. Please check the message log for recent warning or error messages.
I found http://www.noobrescue.com/blog/vidal...d-unexpectedly
, which said
would fix this for the current run, and it did. So I'm now considering following the procedure to fix it permanently as described in that page, and whether it's better than to add that line to startup scripts.
Of course, I'm wondering why is it not working in the first place, why does it require fixing? Couldn't the person who put together the ubuntu's vidalia package fix this? Or someone who works on vidalia?