I'm having difficulty running Tor on Ubuntu (linux). This is a new problem, as I had been using it with no problems over the past year. Today, it will no longer start up when I click the icon. The icon appears in the taskbar for abut 30 seconds then disappears and that is it.
I've spent the least few hours searching for solutions, but none have worked. I've tried starting it through the terminal with numerous different commands and nothing works. It seems to think I have tor running already. I get this message (see below) even after a fresh uninstall/reinstall and cpu restart where I'm certain there is not tor running. This is the message I get in the terminal when I try to start tor:
PORTEGE-R835:~$ tor Aug 20 19:39:42.810 [notice] Tor v0.2.7.6 (git-605ae665009853bd) running on Linux with Libevent 2.0.21-stable, OpenSSL 1.0.2g-fips and Zlib 1.2.8. Aug 20 19:39:42.810 [notice] Tor can't help you if you use it wrong! Learn how to be safe at https://www.torproject.org/download/download#warning Aug 20 19:39:42.810 [notice] Read configuration file "/etc/tor/torrc". Aug 20 19:39:42.815 [notice] Opening Socks listener on 127.0.0.1:9050 Aug 20 19:39:42.815 [warn] Could not bind to 127.0.0.1:9050: Address already in use. Is Tor already running? Aug 20 19:39:42.815 [warn] Failed to parse/validate config: Failed to bind one of the listener ports. Aug 20 19:39:42.815 [err] Reading config failed--see warnings above.
I can't find a way past this point. Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks