A couple days ago I updated Tor Browser on Ubuntu 18.04 and suddenly problems started. When I try to start Tor Browser from the command line with
tor, it says:
$ tor Jul 21 09:54:37.835 [notice] Tor 0.4.0.5 running on Linux with Libevent 2.1.8-stable, OpenSSL 1.1.1, Zlib 1.2.11, Liblzma 5.2.2, and Libzstd 1.3.3. Jul 21 09:54:37.835 [notice] Tor can't help you if you use it wrong! Learn how to be safe at https://www.torproject.org/download/download#warning Jul 21 09:54:37.835 [notice] Read configuration file "/etc/tor/torrc". Jul 21 09:54:37.840 [notice] Opening Socks listener on 127.0.0.1:9050 Jul 21 09:54:37.840 [warn] Could not bind to 127.0.0.1:9050: Address already in use. Is Tor already running? Jul 21 09:54:37.840 [warn] Failed to parse/validate config: Failed to bind one of the listener ports. Jul 21 09:54:37.840 [err] Reading config failed--see warnings above.
And after about 15 minutes Tor at last starts. Maybe someone knows how to make it work like before the update, when I didn't have to wait that long. Additionally yesterday I removed it and installed it again, but it still has a problem with Tor Browser not starting immediately.