I'm running Xubuntu Bionic in a Virtualbox VM. I downloaded and installed Tor using the instructions here: https://2019.www.torproject.org/docs/debian.html.en
Tor does not appear in my application menu, but it is installed. I can run tor from the command line with the following output:
$ tor Feb 22 04:52:12.449 [notice] Tor 0.4.2.6 running on Linux with Libevent 2.1.8-stable, OpenSSL 1.1.1, Zlib 1.2.11, Liblzma 5.2.2, and Libzstd 1.3.3. Feb 22 04:52:12.449 [notice] Tor can't help you if you use it wrong! Learn how to be safe at https://www.torproject.org/download/download#warning Feb 22 04:52:12.449 [notice] Read configuration file "/etc/tor/torrc". Feb 22 04:52:12.452 [notice] Opening Socks listener on 127.0.0.1:9050 Feb 22 04:52:12.452 [warn] Could not bind to 127.0.0.1:9050: Address already in use. Is Tor already running? Feb 22 04:52:12.453 [warn] Failed to parse/validate config: Failed to bind one of the listener ports. Feb 22 04:52:12.453 [err] Reading config failed--see warnings above.
Tor was not already running. Checking the port with netstat gives this:
$ netstat -tulpn | grep LISTEN (Not all processes could be identified, non-owned process info will not be shown, you would have to be root to see it all.) tcp 0 0 127.0.0.53:53 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN - tcp 0 0 127.0.0.1:631 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN - tcp 0 0 127.0.0.1:9050 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN - tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:70 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN - tcp6 0 0 ::1:631 :::* LISTEN -
Apparently tcp is listening on the port in question.
- How can I fix this?
- Should I install Tor in a VM using a different procedure?
- How can I get Tor to appear in my application menu?