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Linux (GNU/Linux) is a Unix-like computer operating system assembled under the model of free and open source software development and distribution. It is also the basis of other operating systems like Android & Chrome OS.

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Audio not working on tails

00:03.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation "Broadwell-U" Audio Controller [8086:160c] (rev 09) Do I need to install a driver? Where would I get one for this card? This is happening on ...
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Blank white screen pop-up when attempting to download files [Linux-specific]

Example: download image(s) Attempting to download files using Tor results in the following "white screen of death" to appear: and the only way to rid of this "pop-up", if I may ...
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Tor 10.0.12 | No Checkboxes displayed

I am facing this issue since 10.0.10 on Manjaro Linux. Now I am on a fresh install of 10.0.12. Since the update no checkboxes in forms are displayed any more. Even this is the case when I try to ...
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Running a Tor Bridge Relay on Ubuntu

I am trying to set up a bridge relay on my ubuntu 20.04 system but getting stuck at step 3. Edit your Tor config file, usually located at /etc/tor/torrc and replace its content with: When I open the ...
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Polipo as a reverse proxy over TOR

I'm trying to create a reverse proxy over the Tor network but am having some trouble. I have 2 hidden services setup on Nginx on seperate servers and I want hiddenservice1 to mirror hiddenservice2. I'...
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Cannot run tor as a su on Ubuntu 20.04 with an apache2 server

I am trying to set up a .onion website but I am experiencing some issues in doing so. I set up a apache2 server and configed the torrc file, but when I save the changes on the torrc file and try to ...
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Sync a machine's firefox bookmarks to a tor browser

Is there a way to periodically pull a linux machine's firefox bookmarks to a linux tor browser ? I mean pull and not sync because I want the URL ending in .onion that I saved in tor browser to stay ...
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I am not able to set a custom Domain for my Hidden Service on Kali

I currently have tor installed on my Kali Linux laptop, I am trying to run a hidden service. Everything is working fine except I can't set a custom onion address. I have shallot installed and I ...
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I want to hear opinions about the chain: VPN1==>TOR==>VPN2==>TOR (using Kodachi Linux with USB + Kodachi Linux with Virtualbox)

I would like to hear your opinion about this connection chain, what can you say anonymously and whether it is secure. Boot Linux Kodachi in Live mode from USB Turn on a reliable VPN1 After that I ...
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Sending a request over Tor without binding port on localhost

Usually, Tor works like that: a daemon starts in background, reads torrc and listens on SocksPort (usually 9050). Then an application uses localhost:9050 as a SOCKS5 proxy and performs requests over ...
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How to load user profile in tbselenium

from tbselenium.tbdriver import TorBrowserDriver driver = TorBrowserDriver("Downloads/tor-browser_en-US/") driver.get('https://www.google.com') What is the correct way to load the user-...
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Managed proxy '/usr/bin/obfs4proxy' did not configure the specified outgoing proxy and will be terminated

Lately I have been trying to set up an obfs4 bridge on local area network.When running tor service,the log would show some message like this and the obfs4 loaded failed.What should i do?
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Server is unreachable

I've set up a computer in my home just to run a relay. I have a fiber connection to my house and want to put it to good use so im trying to run tor. My server is currently running debian,(Ubuntu) as ...
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Linux tor.service fails with “Unable to raise RLIMIT_MEMLOCK” at boot

[Archlinux 5.9.8-arch1-1] Since my kernel update 5.8.5 -> 5.9.3, tor.service fails at boot. The corresponding client setup is pretty plain but I can't find the hold-up ... $ tor --version Tor ...
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TOR browser won't open (I know it's been asked but I tried all the solutions I understood)

It worked a few days ago, but now it doesn't. The tor network works, I think, running tor I get: ~ >>> sudo tor Nov 11 18:52:17....
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TOR routing on same machine as browser

I want apps like Firefox and Chrome to have their Internet traffic routed through TOR, such that Firefox and Chrome would not know they are going through TOR. How would I configure Linux to make that ...
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I2Pd node - Webconsole says I'm Firewalled

I'm trying to run an I2Pd node on Arch Linux. I set it up as a service, but neither the Arch Wiki page nor the I2P FaQ explain how to get rid of the "Firewalled" network status on the ...
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Tor stuck at establishing a connection

I'm trying to use the Tor web browser to bypass my school's Barracuda and FortiNET web filter. I used a bootable linux USB to get Tor but when I try and connect it just sits at Establishing a ...
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Tor service failing to start in Linux

[user@PC ~]$ sudo systemctl status tor ● tor.service - Anonymizing Overlay Network Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/tor.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled) Active: failed (...
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Disconnect after X minutes inactivity?

I read somewhere its not a good idea to remain connected to TOR network for long periods of time because it gives an attackers more opportunity to de-anonymize. The machine I am using is unatttended ...
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How to find point of failure in Nginx served hidden service?

I'm trying to test creating a prototype hidden service with nginx on Debian. The torrc file appears to be correct, has no problem being parsed by tor and the tor service is 100% boostrapped and ...
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How can I install Tor Browser if torproject.org is blocked by my ISP?

My ISP blocks torproject.org, so when I try to run Tor Browser for the first time, torbrowser-launcher cannot install it. ~$ Tor Browser Launcher By Micah Lee, licensed under MIT version 0.3.2 https:/...
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How do I open external links from within newsboat (RSS reader) in an already open instance of Tor Browser?

I already checked out a similar question, but it's obsolete and didn't quite help me, hence I'm creating a new one. I tried passing arguments to start-tor-browser, firefox and even torbrowser-launcher ...
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Terminal Browser + Tor?

I'm trying to avoid as much apps with a GUI on my PC as possible and the only one that I have a hard time finding a substitute for is Tor. Would using Links (My favorite browser) with JavaScript ...
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Would it be possible to port Tor to Musl libc?

I didn't go through the source code of Tor yet but as far as I know the executable doesn't work on Musl out of the box. The executable basically does nothing when I open it. I did see that Tor itself ...
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How to install a newer GCC version (gcc 9.3.0) in Tails?

I am trying to run a software in Tails that needs to have gcc 9.3.0 installed to launch. If I do gcc --version I see that the currently installed version is 8.3.0. How can I install 9.3.0? I'm sure ...
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High CPU usage on some sites

On some sites, the CPU usage goes to 100% (one core) and it freezes any activity inside the browser. For example I can move the window, but not click the tabs or in the page, and if I do, the actions ...
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TOR will only open SOME onlion links

I just installed linux on my laptop (parrot). I can access a lot of onion links via Tor, but for some reason places like Empire and Dread are just not loading. I tried the exact same links on my ...
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Can you transfer a relay to a new device using the same IP?

I’ve got a Debian VM with a relay running, however, I’d like to transfer it to another VM with minimal Debian installed. If I assign the new machine with the same IP and configurations, can it run the ...
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What is the StaleDesc (state descriptor) flag and how do I update my state descriptor?

My week old relay node got this flag today, I couldn't find any explanations about it figured I'd ask here. All I found out was that it was introduced in tor 4.x
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How to run the Linux console tor binary from the Tor browser without launching the Tor browser itself?

When I tried to run ~/tor-browser/Browser/TorBrowser/Tor/tor, it displays the message: "error while loading shared libraries: libevent-2.1.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or ...
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Entry node on virtualbox with linux on usb?

How to make and run up entry (or relay) node of tor on virtualbox with linux on usb ? Will it work same as node, installed and ran on usual computer (on host) with linux? Should I install and run up ...
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How to delete Tor browser from Linux mint?

Running 64-bit Linux Mint 19.1, Cinnamon 4.0.10, on 2.4GHz Intel Q6600 quad core w/8GB of RAM. TOR browser was taking 10-15 minutes to load so I followed TOR's instructions and deleted the folder "...
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cant launch tor after install (Debian 10)

Trying to start Tor for first time after install. The first problem Ive got was the non permission to my user in the tor directory at /Downloads, so used root account to set normal privileges. Now ...
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How to change IP Address every few seconds with TOR in Linux

I want to know if I can configure TOR on Linux to change / rotate IP every 30 seconds or say X seconds . I have tor setup but I don't want to keep browsing with same IP and want to change it every ...
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Why is there no stand-alone Tor binaries for OS X and Linux on dist?

I have used the stand-alone Windows ZIP file (with just tor.exe) in it with great success: https://dist.torproject.org/torbrowser/8.5.4/tor-win32-0.4.0.5.zip However there doesn't seem to be any ...
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snap and apt usage to install the tor browser bundle?

Not to put too fine a point on it, but neither snap nor apt are suitable for installing current versions of the tor browser? I see the downloads are available directly from the tor site.
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How to monitor traffic usage on a Tor bridge on Linux?

I'll buy a small server and will install some Ubuntu distro on it, and among other things I'll install a Tor bridge that won't be an exit replay. I also will use it as a SOCKS proxy for a Firefox, I ...
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Tor public key Provided object is too large

I try to import Tor browser public key like this gpg --keyserver pool.sks-keyservers.net --recv-keys 0x4E2C6E8793298290 but I get error pubring.kbx': Provided object is too large I use debian ...
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Tor Browser launching very slowly

I am using Tor Browser on Lunx Mint 19.1. In the beginning it worked seamlessly, but in the last few days it took several minutes to start up. To understand it better I started 'torbrowser-launcher' ...
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How do I set up a Tor relay as a docker container?

How do I use Docker to run a Tor middle/guard relay so that I can easily stay up-to-date with the latest software changes?
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Tor Browser, Signature verification Failed, Cant check signature: No public key

I'm trying to install Tor manually on Ubuntu 18.04 bionic beaver using this guide: https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-install-tor-browser-in-ubuntu-18-04-bionic-beaver-linux When I try to verify my ...
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How to set up the Tor browser on Linux Mint in a VM with a VPN on the Host

(Forgive me, I don't know whether to post this here for in the "Information Security" community) I'm brand new to Tor, I understand the basics of how it works and the Do's & Don'ts. I have a ...
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I have specified a DirPort (80) in my torrc, and it is allowed in UFW but metrics.torproject.org/rs.html does not list it

This seems to started after I specified an IPv6 address for my ORPort. Everything server side indicates my DirPort is reachable, but Tor Metrics (not tor on my server) says it is unreachable (...
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What is the safest OS to use Tor while being untraceable

I heard that Microsoft Windows and Mac OS were not safe, and that unix-like based OS like Ubuntu or Debian were better. Is it true? If yes, why the 2 first are not recommendable ? What is the ...
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Change socksport and listen address?

Is it possible to change TorAddress and TorPort when using apt-transport-tor? I'm trying to use socksports listening on another machine on my network.
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Hidden files are hidden (reproducible)

Specification: OS: Ubuntu 16.04 Tor Browser Bundle: upgraded from 7.x to 8.0.3 (latest version) Issue (summary): FileChooser.show-hidden is set to false after save and open dialog is canceled or ...
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Why are the gpg commnd results for posted keys and fingerprints different from what I see in my terminal?

I enter: gpg --keyserver pool.sks-keyservers.net --recv-keys 0x4E2C6E8793298290 result: gpg: requesting key 93298290 from hkp server pool.sks-keyservers.net gpg: key 93298290: public key "Tor Browser ...
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Cannot persist NoScript settings on TorBrowser 8

NoScript resetting to default after closing Tor Browser NoScript default is enabling script, object, media, frame, font, webgl, fetch, other!! I can manually go to extension page and reset to true ...
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Where is the tor log file

On my linux i can run sudo journalctl -u tor@default to see tor log. where is the log file stored on the system. Maybe a unix.stakexchange kind of question but i opt to ask it here