First of all I am kind of new to Linux and Ubuntu, also I have not been using tor for long, I am learning about it. It is the first time I encounter issues with it, been using on Win and Ubuntu fine until now.
Cutting things short, I cannot start Tor browser through any means. I have searched tor stack exchange and did not found a solution that works for me, having this problem for a few days now. It worked before on my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
Done System updates.
Tor is up to date.
Removed and reinstalled Tor.
Tor was installed with
apt-get install tor.
Things I have tried:
Starting it by GUI (icon), what happens is that it flashes for a few times but it does not start. Tried to start it with firefox closed as suggested in a post I do not remember where, same thing.
Tried starting by console command:
- from Tor manual
sudo tor --service start
- from Tor manual
Dec 17 17:42:56.357 [notice] Read configuration file "/etc/tor/torrc".
Dec 17 17:42:56.360 [warn] Failed to parse/validate config: Unknown option 'service'. Failing.
Dec 17 17:42:56.360 [err] Reading config failed--see warnings above.
sudo apt-cache rdepends torand
apt-get install rdepends torto check if there are any dependecies missing, still wont start.
sudo netstat -atnto check if port 9050 is in use somehow
tcp 0 0 127.0.0.1:9050 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN
- Went to folder where Tor is installed and used
No such file or directory; so I also tried after
Dec 17 18:18:10.607 [notice] Read configuration file "/etc/tor/torrc".
Dec 17 18:18:10.611 [notice] Opening Socks listener on 127.0.0.1:9050
Dec 17 18:18:10.611 [warn] Could not bind to 127.0.0.1:9050: Address already in use. Is Tor already running?
Dec 17 18:18:10.611 [warn] Failed to parse/validate config: Failed to bind one of the listener ports.
Dec 17 18:18:10.611 [err] Reading config failed--see warnings above.
Tor browser is not running though.
PS: I am as noob as they get, so I am sure to miss something, thx for help and I hope I did not waste your time. I need tor :D, we all should.