I downloaded the Tor Browser and when I ran it, I get that it need to be updated.

So I when to the tor website and downloaded the tor bundle and extracted it.

When I double click on start-tor-browser it only opened the text file and wouldn't run tor. Even when I opened up the tor browser it still said it needed an update.

I used to run it on Ubuntu 12.04, but since I upgraded to 13.04 it wouldn't.

Is their a command I can use in terminal to start tor or how can i update the tor browser?


How to update?

Just download the latest version from their website.

How to run it?

After unzip the file:

  1. Grant execute privileges to the start-tor-browser file:

    chmod +x start-tor-browser
  2. Double click the file

  3. If you get a message, click on Run

That is all

  • would i put this in terminal sudo chmod +x tor-browser_en-US.sh or sudo chmod +x /path/to/tor-browser_en-US.sh? im not exactly sure what to put in :/ – Linux noobie Jul 14 '13 at 5:58
  • First: open a terminal. Second: go to your unzipped folder (cd tor-browser_en-US) Third: grant privileges to the start-tor-browser file – Lucio Jul 14 '13 at 19:24
  • I have no idea how to grant permission to the file i've tried the things that was said on the "executive privileges" link but nothing worked so far i extracted the file and i right click on the file and when to permissions but i can't figure the rest of it out :/ – Linux noobie Jul 15 '13 at 1:32
  • Are you kidding me right? To grant permissions: right click on the file go to Permissions label enable Allow executing file as program – Lucio Jul 15 '13 at 15:23
  • Yea i did that but when i double clicked on it, it only opened in text :/ and i clicked on the tor browser just in case i was susposed to click on it to run tor but it said it needs an up date :/ (I have the lastest bundle) – Linux noobie Jul 15 '13 at 16:17

I'm not a very advanced user, but I always run tor from the terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T). Go to the directory where you unpacked it using the cd and ls commands and then ./start-tor-browser

That's how I do it and it works very well.

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