A free software implementation of second-generation onion routing, a system enabling its users to communicate anonymously on the Internet.

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How to install Tor?

I tried to install Tor on my new version of Ubuntu, but it seems that Tor is not available in the repositories. How else can I install and use Tor?
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Tor browser not opening

Whenever I start Tor in Ubuntu 13.04, the Vidalia Control Panel opens, loads up and displays a status of "Connected to the Tor network!". However, the tor-infused firefox, does not pop up like it ...
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How to route all internet traffic through Tor (the onion router)?

Could you explain how to route all internet traffic through tor? I am using Ubuntu I really don't know how to do it. Actually I am using tor for twitter only, and I'm afraid of DNS leak. So I need to ...
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Why does Skype suddenly fail to log in? Turns out, it's tor!

I am not sure if I'm looking at a network problem or a bug here. Since the update to 4.2.0.11 my Skype can't connect any more. My room-mate has the same problem. We're both on Ubuntu Raring Ringtail ...
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Tor check failed though Vidalia shows green onion

I have installed tor successfully and Vidalia shows it is running without problems; however, when I check if I am using tor in this website I get an error message saying I am not using tor. I have ...
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How do I install the Tor Browser Bundle in Ubuntu?

In Ubuntu 13.04 I used the following PPA to install the 64-bit Tor Browser Bundle. However, in Ubuntu 13.10 it doesn't work anymore. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/tor64 sudo apt-get update ...
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How to get pianobar working with tor and polipo

Wanting to listen to Pandora from outside the US, I followed the instructions here and changed my /etc/tor/torrc file according to the instructions here. I learned about pianobar, a console-based ...
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Tor “Failed to parse/validate config”

I was using Tor completely fine last night in Ubuntu 12.04. I installed TorChat then when I went to use it today I get the following error message. Oct 15 22:45:57.888 [notice] Initialized libevent ...
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Ibus incompatible with Tor Browser in 13.10

I have recently updated to 13.10 from 13.04 and noticed a compatibility issue between the new Ibus and the Tor Browser. Basically, the Tor Browser does not accept any keyboard inputs, while all other ...
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How to stop tor from starting before Vidalia?

I get these errors trying to run tor with vidalia Apr 19 21:55:15.371 [Notice] Tor v0.2.1.30. This is experimental software. Do not rely on it for strong anonymity. (Running on Linux i686) Apr 19 21:...
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Vidalia was unable to start Tor. permission problem

The exact message is: Vidalia was unable to start Tor. Check your settings to ensure the correct name and location of your Tor executable is specified. Tor exists but vidalia couldn't see or ...
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Change IP address which is given by Tor using the terminal

Is there a way to change the IP address which is given by Tor from the terminal? I have the Tor service, and I want to change the IP address which Tor gives me from the terminal. Or in other words: ...
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Apt-get update through tor

I'm trying to update my apt-get list. In my country a lot of sites are blocked or have been blocked from companies. When I use a proxy for the whole system I get errors, tor works perfectly when ...
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Where is Tor Browser opening Transmission from? How can I open the “same” Transmission?

When I launch Tor-Browser, it first launches Vidalia, then a special version of Firefox bundled with the Tor Browser package. If I try to download a (legal!) torrent in the Tor Browser version of ...
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Unable to install tor: chown missing operand

I get the following error message while starting tor: flagg@flagg-eMachines-E627:~$ sudo chown -Rv $flagg ~/.tor-browser [sudo] password for flagg: chown: missing operand after ‘/home/flagg/.tor-...
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How do I start Tor browser? It “exited unexpectedly”

First off, I'm new to linux but I'm learning fast. I've been trying to install tor and privoxy just to see how things work and stuff I tried with the terminal at first but it keeps failing, I tried ...
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Tor and Polipo installation steps

I am having a problem of installing and configuring Tor and Polipo on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I want to patch it in the system. I don't want to use the normal Vidalia program and browser. I need exactly to ...
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Set Tor Browser as default browser?

I would like Ubuntu to automatically use the Tor Browser as its default browser. As it launches from the script start-tor-browser and is perhaps not truly "installed" in the same way as Firefox or ...
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How do I install tor on my ubuntu system? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64 bit OS. How do I install tor so that it works and doesn't give me an error message? I got tor as an archive file (tar.gz) and I have an amdx64 architecture. I am new to ...
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How to use TOR SOCKS proxy for apt-get?

I am running tor browser in my Ubuntu 14.04 and and after successful connection I used socks proxy which is 127:0.0.1:9150 in my browser and it worked fine. But when I put Acquire::socks::proxy "socks:...
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tor command is not starting Tor Browser

I wanted to install Tor on my new Ubuntu (14.04) install. I followed all the instructions and tried to start tor. It starts correctly if I navigate to Tor's directory and run: ./start-tor-browser....