I use a proxy to connect to internet, and it requires authentication too. I have downloaded the extracted tor bundle for linux. Vidalia starts and i can browse successfully within the Firefox already bundled with the tor. But when I use Socks5 proxy and port 9050 in my normal firefox browser, I get the error: "Server not found."

Here is a screenshot of my current proxy settings:

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and this is what i get:

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I have been doing the same in windows, it works. Please help here.

  • Is this when you are using tor or not using tor?
    – jobin
    Sep 29, 2013 at 4:59
  • i started the tor from the tor bundle, and its working in the portable firefox over there. but this is my native firefox settings. Earlier i had the settings of my host proxy that i use to connect to internet. I changed this to work using tor. But it does not work.
    – shivshnkr
    Sep 29, 2013 at 5:27
  • @Jobin changing to these settings gives me error
    – shivshnkr
    Sep 29, 2013 at 5:31
  • Did you fix it?
    – Yevgen
    Nov 3, 2018 at 22:56

1 Answer 1


Your native firefox has to use your proxy settings to work correctly. So depending upon your proxy settings, set the host and port no accordingly in Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced -> Network -> Settings

The firefox that comes bundled with tor is capable to work bypassing the proxy, so use the settings for bypassing proxy with the one that comes bundled with tor.

  • then what about the thing mentioned here : torproject.org.in/docs/tor-doc-web.html.en can't i use its settings in any other application?
    – shivshnkr
    Sep 29, 2013 at 5:43
  • Seems like the answer I posted is inaccurate, can you confirm if the firefox bundled with tor is able to connect to the internet?
    – jobin
    Sep 29, 2013 at 5:51
  • tor works fine in the bundled browser, and i am not able to use tor proxy with my home browser (that comes preinstalled with ubuntu)
    – shivshnkr
    Sep 29, 2013 at 6:47

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