I have installed tor and vidalia using
sudo apt-get install tor vidalia
but when I click on Vidalia from the Unity Launcher, nothing happens.
Why is that? What's the problem? Thanks.
P.S. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04.
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I have had success installing and running vidalia following these steps.
First you'll need to get a vidalia package that works. The package in the software center doesn't work. In the comments you'll find a post by Zachery Thomas Winch, 2014-10-21 :
Here is a fix
It works with a little work.
Then purge tor and vidalia.
sudo apt-get purge tor vidalia
make sure that the
/etc/tor/torrc file is gone.
In you home directory make sure that the folder
~/.vidalia is gone. You will probably have to delete this.
Add the tor project to /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list and add this to the bottom. deb http://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org trusty main
then install tor
sudo apt-get install tor
Then find the vidalia package you downloaded earlier and open it in software center and install it. after its done run vidalia.
Thats it. I have noticed that vidalia doesn't like to start the tor service(tor runs a startup). if you need to start or stop the tor service I use
sudo service tor stop
then kill vidalia
sudo service tor start
then start vidalia
Side note, I have been trying to do this for days and I cant remember if I had to add the gpg key. Im pretty sure I did but I cant remember so if the above doesn't work try adding the add the gpg key. you can get instructions from here
Your version is obsolete / outdated (probably Vidalia 0.2.21-1). please download the newer one directly from :