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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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Tor starting up but at times Firefox/Iceweasel doesn't show up

I am on Debian and at times everything happens except that Iceweasel/Firefox doesn't run. $ tor Launching Tor Browser Bundle for Linux in /home/shirish/.local/share/torbrowser/tbb/x86_64/tor-...
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Pluggable transport proxy (fte exec ./Tor/PluggableTransports/fteproxy.bin --managed) does not provide any needed transports and will not be launched

I am on an ethernet ADSL line. I started with Tor today and this is what it shared. But before that I need to share alias of Tor otherwise people would be left asking how Tor started. $ alias tor ...
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Tor browser health report - not able to view it and clicking on it doesn't do anything

I'm new to Tor and am on linux. I am trying to figure out what Tor browser health report is about. But I am unable to access it. By unable to access it, I mean the webpage is blank. Clicking on Edit > ...
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Ubuntuforums logs me out, can't post replies

I'm using Tor browser bundle (for arch linux, based on firefox esr 24.6.0) off and on. recently I tried posting on ubuntu forums - I have a valid account, and I can log in and browse, but every time ...
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Is there a way to specify a configuration file when launching the Tor Browser Bundle? [duplicate]

I start Tor using the Firefox binary inside the bundle and it seems to work. How do I make it point to a custom torrc file and not the file inside the bundle? I'd like to do something like this: ...
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What is the best Way To Run Tor (Operating Systems)?

What do you think is the best way to run Tor. And I know its not Windows. But as for Linux, what is the best way to run TBB. Your everyday desktop, a second computer, a USB Live os such as a live CD ...
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Is Tails safe? (Zero day)

How safe is Tails, since the Zero-day flaws? Are they fixed, and do we really trust it?
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Running Tor first time

I am using Kali Linux. I came across Tor and installed it via terminal and then stated it typing "service tor start" in terminal. Is Tor now configured to all my browsers?
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Is it possible to run Tor in virtual machine with only 256 Megabyte of RAM?

I would like to know if it is feasible to run Tor in virtual machine with 256 MB of RAM. If so, which flavor of linux minimal enough to run it?
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For filtering connections to Tor with ipset, do I need to set the protocol to tcp?

I wrote a little tool to generate an ipset of all Tor nodes in order to filter connections (eg. relay all non Tor traffic through Tor). In the ipset restore file, do I need to specify a protocol or ...
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How may I run multiple Tor relay instances in a single Linux machine?

Suppose I have a Linux machine (for example Debian) with more than one public IPs, sufficient bandwidth, memory and CPU resources. How may I run more than one Tor relay instance in that single ...
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Is using Tor in .tar.xz file right in Xubuntu?

On this page it is written that one should not use packages in Ubuntu universe as they are not reliably updated. I have .tar.xz file from where I extracted Tor and using it. And when checked Firefox ...
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Does the GnuTLS bug (CVE-2014-0092) affect the Tor Browser Bundle or Tails?

There is a new major security vulnerability in the GnuTLS library (CVE-2014-0092) that undermines SSL on (some?) Linux platforms. What versions of the Tor Browser Bundler or Tails (if any) are ...
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Utilizing Vidalia, one was able to view the process of connection to Tor. Is there a way to view this process with TBB 3.5 or newer?

Utilizing Vidalia, one was able to view the process of connection to Tor perior to Tor version 3.5 (This was possible by opening the message Log of Vidalia Control Panel). Now, even if one enable ...
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How can I set up logging with latest Tor Browser?

The current version of the Tor Browser Bundle doesn't contain Vidalia. Therefore it is quite hard to have a look in the log file and to find relevant messages. What is the best way to set up logging ...
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How do I create a launcher / script that opens an URL in TorBrowser (from the bundle)

If I do tor-browser_en-US/App/Firefox/firefox-bin http://example.com it opens in my regular Firefox browser. Is there a way to make a launcher/script that opens a link in the Tor Browser?

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