I installed the vidalia on ubuntu 14.04 using

apt-get install vidalia

the logs at /var/logs/tor/log tells that everything went OK (See https://gist.github.com/waqaskhan137/86a9e1029d90dda03a68). if i try in terminal vidalia it says

GConf-WARNING **: Client failed to connect to the D-BUS daemon:
An AppArmor policy prevents this sender from sending this message to this recipient, 0 matched rules; type="method_call", sender="(null)" (inactive) interface="org.freedesktop.DBus" member="Hello" error name="(unset)" requested_reply="0" destination="org.freedesktop.DBus" (bus)

(<unknown>:19383): GLib-GIO-ERROR **: No GSettings schemas are installed on the system
Trace/breakpoint trap (core dumped)

if i use the sudo it says

No protocol specified
vidalia: cannot connect to X server :0

If i try to run it using the gui it just doesn't show anything

Video of the issue


  • Vidalia is not supported anymore. So it is probable that no one can help here. However the error message states a problem with apparmor. You might try to disable AppArmor for a moment and start Vidalia. However in the long-term you should try to use Tor Browser and not Vidalia anymore.
    – Jens Kubieziel
    Jul 2, 2015 at 12:09

1 Answer 1


A similar question was also asked at AskUbuntu. The recommendation there was to run the following commands. They remove the AppArmor profile for Vidalia and restart Tor:

sudo ln -s /etc/apparmor.d/usr.bin.vidalia /etc/apparmor.d/disable/
sudo apparmor_parser -R /etc/apparmor.d/usr.bin.vidalia
sudo /etc/init.d/tor start

If you start Vidalia now, it should work.

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