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Jan 31 19:18:38.562 [notice] Initialized libevent version 2.0.21-stable using method epoll (with changelist). Good.
Jan 31 19:18:38.562 [notice] Opening Socks listener on 127.0.0.1:9050
Jan 31 19:18:38.562 [warn] Could not bind to 127.0.0.1:9050: Address already in use. Is Tor already running?
Jan 31 19:18:38.562 [warn] Failed to parse/validate config: Failed to bind one of the listener ports.

HELP! How do I open Tor?

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Kinda obvious, but did you try to simply reboot ? –  MrVaykadji Jan 31 at 22:24
    
Yes I tried to reboot, but nothing changed. –  user242292 Jan 31 at 23:11

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Kill all "tor" processes :

sudo killall tor

Then start tor again, and finally, restart privoxy and polipo :

sudo /etc/init.d/privoxy force-reload && /etc/init.d/polipo restart 

You should now be able to connect.


Apparently, this problem happens when you have either :

1) Multiple version of Tor (then keep only one)

2) Tor and Vidalia running together

For the n°2, Tor was probably installed before Vidalia, and the automatically starts with the computer. If you would like that tor does not run automatically at startup, run the following command :

sudo gedit /etc/default/tor

and change the "yes" to "no" in the following section of this file :

RUN_DAEMON="yes"


For further informations, read :

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