Alrighty. So, I've checked out this thread in Ubuntu forums. I've run the commands
killall tor to ensure that tor wasn't just already running (which it was) and then
sudo /etc/init.d/tor start. I get the notification
[ ok ] Starting tor (via systemctl): tor.service.
But then I don't see anything happen. I sit there for five minutes and tor doesn't open. Maybe I'm doing something wrong at this point, I don't know. So, after trying this, I try running command
tor to see if that happens. Terminal spits this at me (I've included my input so as not to confuse anyone)
~$ tor Dec 08 19:50:28.740 [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. Dec 08 19:50:28.740 [notice] Tor can't help you if you use it wrong! Learn how to be safe at https://www.torproject.org/download/download#warning Dec 08 19:50:28.740 [notice] Read configuration file "/etc/tor/torrc". Dec 08 19:50:28.744 [notice] Opening Socks listener on 127.0.0.1:9050 Dec 08 19:50:28.000 [notice] Parsing GEOIP IPv4 file /usr/share/tor/geoip. Dec 08 19:50:28.000 [notice] Parsing GEOIP IPv6 file /usr/share/tor/geoip6. Dec 08 19:50:28.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 0%: Starting Dec 08 19:50:29.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 5%: Connecting to directory server Dec 08 19:50:29.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 80%: Connecting to the Tor network Dec 08 19:50:29.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 85%: Finishing handshake with first hop Dec 08 19:50:30.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 90%: Establishing a Tor circuit Dec 08 19:50:31.000 [notice] Tor has successfully opened a circuit. Looks like client functionality is working. Dec 08 19:50:31.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 100%: Done
After sitting here for another five minutes, still nothing. Again, maybe there's something I did wrong or need to do after I do this step, but I don't know it. If that's the answer, please just tell me which step I'm missing and stop reading now.
So, after this doesn't work, I ensure tor isn't running by using my friend
killall and then I open up tor using my search thing (forget what it's called) and click tor. The little icon pops up and then disappears and tor never opens. I was able to use tor after I first installed it. I've tried reinstalling it but I never got it to work again. Is it possible that there's a config file somewhere that I screwed up? Anyway, any help would be appreciated. Thanks, sorry for tons of terminal output!