I followed the tutorial for Ubuntu 16.04 and got a


error when trying to launch the program. So I re-inputted this in command line:

gpg --homedir "$HOME/.local/share/torbrowser/gnupg_homedir/" --refresh-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 

(I highlighted it differently this time and the terminal result came out more successfully[?]) then relaunched Tor, now it's stuck at 0% on

Downloading and installing Tor Browser for the first time.

I'm now trying to launch Tor but when I click the program nothing happens.


Try this link: https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-install-tor-browser-in-ubuntu-18-04-bionic-beaver-linux . It is about installing Tor browser in Ubuntu 18.04.

Download Tor Browser

The first step is to head over to the official Tor Browser website and download the latest Linux Tor Browser package and the relevant *.asc signature.

Please be aware that the Tor project is often a target for hackers and DDOS attacks. For this reason we are now going to check for correct signing signatures of our downloaded Tor Browser package.

Assuming that you have downloaded the tor browser package and signatures to your /~Downloads directory first import "Tor Browser Developers" signing key. Execute the below command:

gpg --keyserver pool.sks-keyservers.net --recv-keys D1483FA6C3C07136
gpg: key 4E2C6E8793298290: public key "Tor Browser Developers (signing key) " imported
gpg: no ultimately trusted keys found
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1

Navigate to the Downloads directory and confirm that both Tor Browser package and its signature are present:

tor-browser-linux64-7.5_en-US.tar.xz  tor-browser-linux64-7.5_en-US.tar.xz.asc

Next verify the signature of the Tor Browser package:

gpg --verify tor-browser-linux64-7.5_en-US.tar.xz.asc tor-browser-linux64-7.5_en-US.tar.xz
gpg: Signature made Tue 23 Jan 2018 11:50:13 AEDT
gpg:                using RSA key D1483FA6C3C07136
gpg: Good signature from "Tor Browser Developers (signing key) " [unknown]
gpg: WARNING: This key is not certified with a trusted signature!
gpg:          There is no indication that the signature belongs to the owner.
Primary key fingerprint: EF6E 286D DA85 EA2A 4BA7  DE68 4E2C 6E87 9329 8290
     Subkey fingerprint: A430 0A6B C93C 0877 A445  1486 D148 3FA6 C3C0 7136

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Check for a good signature from "Tor Browser Developers" text on line 4 of the above screenshot. All seems to be in order!

Extract Tor Browser

Still in the Downloads directory, extract the Tor Browser package into a root of your home directory:newly

tar xJpf tor-browser-linux64-7.5_en-US.tar.xz -C ~/  

Start Tor Browser

To start the Tor Browser on your Ubuntu, change directories to your home directory and navigate to the newly extracted tor-browser directory using the cd command:

cd tor-browser_en-US/  

From here start Tor Browser:


Alternatively register Tor Browser as a local application, thus create an icon shortcut accessible via the Applications launcher:

./start-tor-browser.desktop --register-app

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Start Tor Browser on Ubuntu 18.04

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Wait for the Tor Browser to connect to a Tor network.

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Click Test Tor Network Settings link to perform Tor Browser test.

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If the IP address you see is not your private external IP address then you are good to go to browse privately!

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    The latest version of Tor Browser has been updated from 7.5 to 8.0, so if this answer doesn't work I recommend that you try updating the links from version 7.5 to version 8.0. – karel Oct 3 '18 at 7:20
  • How do I download the relevant *.asc signature? When I click on (sig) it shows me this a wall consisting of completely random text/symbols/numbers starting with "-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----" then ending with "-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----" – userr Oct 3 '18 at 22:49
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    @userr That's what the .asc signature (tor-browser-linux64-8.0.2_en-US.tar.xz) is supposed to look like for Tor Browser 8.0 (tor-browser-linux64-8.0.2_en-US.tar.xz). See this link: dist.torproject.org/torbrowser/8.0.2/… – karel Oct 3 '18 at 22:56
  • Yes that, do I enter it into the terminal or do I paste it into a Wordpad file? Or do I just right-click then "Save linked content as"? I'm very new to Linux. – userr Oct 4 '18 at 19:51

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