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I installed Tor this way:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/tor-browser
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tor-browser

I run today in Terminal this : tor and I got this error message:

Oct 04 19:24:04.461 [notice] Tor v0.2.7.6 (git-605ae665009853bd) running on Linux with Libevent 2.0.21-stable, OpenSSL 1.0.2g and Zlib 1.2.8.
Oct 04 19:24:04.461 [notice] Tor can't help you if you use it wrong! Learn how to be safe at https://www.torproject.org/download/download#warning
Oct 04 19:24:04.517 [notice] Read configuration file "/etc/tor/torrc".
Oct 04 19:24:04.574 [notice] Opening Socks listener on 127.0.0.1:9050
Oct 04 19:24:04.574 [warn] Could not bind to 127.0.0.1:9050: Address already in use. Is Tor already running?
Oct 04 19:24:04.575 [warn] Failed to parse/validate config: Failed to bind one of the listener ports.
Oct 04 19:24:04.575 [err] Reading config failed--see warnings above.

How to fix this?

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What works for me:

killall tor
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    You need root access – Tessaracter Jun 24 at 12:50
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netstat will tell you what's listening on that port. Open a terminal (press Ctrl+Alt+T), and run:

sudo netstat -plnt | fgrep 9050

It will tell you which program is using that port. For example, on my system, it shows:

tcp       0     0 127.0.0.1:9050         0.0.0.0:*              LISTEN     1198/tor

At the end, it says that the program listening on that port is tor.

  • Thank you for the feedback. Yes, it says tor is using that port. But I am stuck there by getting the same error message – Billal Begueradj Oct 8 '16 at 21:28
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    You may have installed both tor-browser and a second Tor package. Try sudo service tor stop, and see if Tor browser works after that. – Olathe Oct 8 '16 at 21:34
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@David Foerster's answer: killall tor did not work for me.
I got the result tor: no process found.

New solution: sudo killall tor

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restart your device and run again. port will be realse.

  • No, the port won't be released – Tessaracter Jun 24 at 12:51

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