I can't use Tor. I'm using an ISP via WiFi in my local town and cannot access some of my favorite .onion addresses. My usual method is that I have profiles in Firefox which allow me to choose to use Firefox incognito before it even begins. I hit alt+F2 and type torify firefox. Then I choose the incognito profile I've setup and then head on over to a .onion address. With this new WiFi network, it appears that nothing is getting through to the Tor network.

  • This sounds more like a problem with the network rather than Ubuntu
    – kalina
    Feb 19, 2014 at 9:47
  • Can you access the hidden service of the Tor project: idnxcnkne4qt76tg.onion
    – Jens Kubieziel
    Feb 20, 2014 at 21:25
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    Are you able to access non-Tor sites on the torified versionof firefox? e.g. BBC, CNN, etc? Do you encounter any error messages either in Tor logs or displayed in Firefox? Feb 25, 2014 at 19:14

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If Tor is being blocked, your Tor instance may not actually be connected to the network. You can review your Tor logs (usually /var/log/tor) to see if it's properly created a circuit.

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