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I'm using Ubuntu 13.10. I have installed Vidalia and Tor Browser but when I click on vidalia nothing happens.No Icon in the tray nor any Firefox pop up.

However, vidalia appears to be running (shown in the System Monitor).

I have downloaded Tor Browser Bundle and extracted it then ran the start-tor-browser file but nothing happens. What am I missing?

YouTube video of my problem.

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Find out the name of your distribution
A quick command to run is lsb_release -c or cat /etc/debian_version. Here's a quick mapping:

Debian unstable (sid) is "sid"
Debian 7.0 (wheezy) is "wheezy"
Debian 6.0 (squeeze) is "squeeze"
Ubuntu 13.04 is "raring"
Ubuntu 12.10 is "quantal"
Ubuntu 12.04 is "precise"
Ubuntu 11.10 is "oneiric"
Ubuntu 11.04 is "natty"
Ubuntu 10.04 or Trisquel 4.0 is "lucid"

Then to add this line

deb http://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org <DISTRIBUTION> main
to the file /etc/apt/sources.list:
by runing this command sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list


where you put the codename of your distribution (i.e. lenny, sid, maverick or whatever it is) in place of <DISTRIBUTION>.

Then add the gpg key used to sign the packages by running the following commands at your command prompt:

gpg --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv 886DDD89
gpg --export A3C4F0F979CAA22CDBA8F512EE8CBC9E886DDD89 | sudo apt-key add -

Now refresh your sources, running the following command (as root) at your command prompt:

apt-get update<br>

If there are no errors you're good to continue.
To install signing key current

apt-get install deb.torproject.org-keyring

finally install Tor just run:

apt-get install tor

Hopefully it will help you.

  • I'm a newbie please explain me in simple language. – Subhash Su Nov 10 '13 at 19:27
  • I have updated my answer look at that now – Waqas Nov 11 '13 at 8:17
  • but i got syntax error youtube.com/… – Subhash Su Nov 11 '13 at 16:07
  • you put the version name without <> it would be deb http://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org saucy main – Waqas Nov 11 '13 at 20:32

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