Using Ubuntu 14.04 when I use this to sh start-tor-browser it won't start
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On my debian/ubuntu style linux workstation, I can just click on the icon without having to run it from the command line. If I did want to run it from the command line and experienced this error, I would start by looking at the permissions and make sure the file is executable. If the file is not executable that is the problem right there....
root@r2:/home/august/Downloads/tor-browser_en-US# ls Browser Data Docs start-tor-browser Tor root@r2:/home/august/Downloads/tor-browser_en-US# ll start* -rwx------ 1 august august 7588 1999-12-31 16:00 start-tor-browser* root@r2:/home/august/Downloads/tor-browser_en-US# chmod a+x start-tor-browser root@r2:/home/august/Downloads/tor-browser_en-US#
also I would check to make sure the user you are logged in as has ownership of the executable, or an easier way would be to 'sudo su' and run the executable as root, thats not the way you would normally run it but if it works when loged in as root you know that it is a permission issue. Although it will still not run if it is not marked executable.
If none of that helps the next thing I would do is open a terminal and review your log files:
root@r2:~# cd /var/log root@r2:/var/log# tail -f ./*.log
This will give you a scrolling output from all the logfiles. With that window still open and scrolling, try and open the tor browser bundle by clicking on it, and watch for error messages in the window. To stop the scrolling do crtl + c
Whatever is causing your error will probably show up in the logfiles. If you still can't figure it out, post the output from the logfiles here and we will have a look.
Nice wallpaper btw! Is that Kali?