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I have an Ubuntu 10.04 installed and I installed Privoxy:

apt-get install -y privoxy

Okay, it works great with my rules, fine.

When I boot up my desktop PC I can see that Privoxy is started, it runs, great. But when I want to view webpages through it it doesn't work (error loading page).

But if i restart the privoxy with

service privoxy restart

then it works!

What could the problem be? Why do I have to restart Privoxy after every boot?

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try adding some log files, maybe output of dmesg... sometimes it is easier with log files than just guessing –  Denwerko Aug 12 '11 at 7:25
    
or I think the problem is that I didn't set privoxy to start "normally" at boot? :\ how to set it correctly? –  LanceBaynes Aug 28 '11 at 17:18

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It likely that Privoxy did not start successfully because it started before the Network interface was initialised - there is a similar bug report with Fedora.

Suggestion 1

Starting privoxy was also discussed on Ubuntu Forums.

Have a look at the file /var/log/privoxy

If there is an error in the file that looks like "Fatal error: can't bind to localhost:8118: The hostname is not resolvable" then change the listen-address in the privoxy configuration file /etc/privoxy/config.

i.e. change "listen-address localhost:8118" to be "listen-address 127.0.0.1:8118"

Suggestion 2

The author of the Fedora bug report suggested adding the following line of text to /etc/rc.local i.e. add it before "exit 0" not after it.

/bin/sleep 20 && /etc/init.d/privoxy start

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You likely see "Fatal error: can't bind to 192.168.2.3:8118: Cannot assign requested address" in your /var/log/privoxy/logfile file which means that the network interface has not become ready yet.

In that case, you're affected by Launchpad bug #427625 which is fixed in 3.0.16-1, but Lucid is still shipped with 3.0.15-3. As a workaround, you can try the fix as described in How to get Opera work correctly with Privoxy?.

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