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How to properly start tor service

Normally the Tor service should be started/stopped with either: sudo systemctl start/stop tor.service Or: sudo service tor start/stop Personally I've always used the service command because it is ...
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Tor exited during startup

In Terminal, run "sudo lsof -n -P | grep LISTEN | grep tor". If you see a process named "tor.real" listening on ports 9150 and/or 9151, kill it. Then launch TorBrowser again.
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Debian-tor user running tor in the background from startup

It seems you have installed the Tor package, either from Tor directly or as a Debian package. By default the software is set up to start by system start and it always runs in the background. So this ...
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Autostart tor on Linux Mint / Ubuntu

The issue is that the package is aimed at ubuntu, the systemd service file expects apparmor to be there it tries to enforce the profile but the profile isnt loaded or cant be loaded, to remedy this ...
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Autostart tor on Linux Mint / Ubuntu

Related to this bug: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=808296 Solved using mkdir /etc/systemd/system/tor@default.service.d/ (echo "[Service]"; echo "AppArmorProfile=") > /etc/...
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How to stop "Tor can't help you if you use it wrong" warning?

The log message you mentioned is just a default log message that gets printed out on every start (doesn't depend on certain config. See: https://gitweb.torproject.org/tor.git/tree/src/core/mainloop/...
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Tor Browser launching very slowly

Welcome to StackExchange! Based on the question from my understanding the application is slow because the gpg keyring is not connecting to a tor relay if I understand correctly. There are multiple ...
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Change homepage/new tab page

It is possible to set your homepage to a file:// URL so the homepage can be loaded from a text or HTML file on your local computer (rather than a URL on the internet). If it is plain text, the links ...
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Setting country using command line in standalone tor distribution

Is there any specific reason for using command line parameters instead of torrc? I'd guess that cli parameters have precedence default settings, which it is using: [notice] Configuration file "C:\...
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Setting country using command line in standalone tor distribution

The error Failed to open GEOIP file C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\tor\geoip is the important one here. If tor can't open the geoip file, it doesn't have any location data for any relay. Since the ...
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New channel in TG

There is a lot here so I am going to focus on this comment because I think this is what you are asking, "I want to help with popularization ideas of TOR in RU segment in Telegram." The most important ...
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Why does the tor daemon start automatically in Ubuntu/Debian?

Normally users would expect network services that are installed to start automatically, this is true for other network services under debian or ubuntu like httpd or sshd. If you're running a relay or ...
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Tor 7.0 or 6.5.2 not starting at all after Win 10 Update an even after new installing

Your COMODO anti-virus is performing DLL injection to spy on your usage of Tor Browser. cmdshim32.dll, where the fault is happening, is part of COMODO. This needs to be fixed from their side. N.B.: ...
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How does TAILS manage to start tor automatically?

It's installed as a system service, the same way as is defined here. It's started automatically at boot by systemd, the system service manager. Tails also has extensive configuration and tweaks for ...
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After installing Tor, I get this: "Another program is currently using this file"

You need to run the Start Tor Browser.exe executable in the main Tor Browser directory, rather than the firefox.exe you're trying to run. There's a very detailed guide on EFF's Surveillance Self-...
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Tor browser 4.0 doesn't start but process is running (win7)

This is very frustrating, I know. After two hours of deleting and downloading, here is the solution: right-click the .exe file Open "Properties" At the bottom, you will see a checkbox that says "this ...
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Tor browser 4.0 doesn't start but process is running (win7)

I get that problem behavior only occasionally, at which time I kill the process with task manager and restart TBB. (I also have never heard of Trusteer Rapport - unless that's the software that banks ...
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