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jimerik
April 25th, 2009, 12:33 AM
Can anyone make a "dummy"-description on how to do this?
All I can find about this is some complicated explanations with compiling etc, and Im a newbie so that goes above my head.

I have already installed Tor/privoxi, and would just like to put Vidalia on top of that, like I use to do in windows.

jimmy the saint
April 25th, 2009, 12:35 AM
http://www.google.com/#hl=en&q=vidalia+linux&btnG=Google+Search&aq=f&oq=vidalia+linux&fp=LzBiHd3LsCY

Google is your friend

http://onlyubuntu.blogspot.com/2008/03/howto-setup-vidalia-tor-gui-with-ubuntu.html

should be the third result

norcal
April 25th, 2009, 01:22 AM
I would appreciate any help in showing me how to socksify stunnel so it uses tor. i tried torsocks but am lost, it says usewithtor [application], all i get is Pidgen not found for example.

MasterNetra
April 28th, 2009, 05:58 AM
Vidalia is in Ubuntu's repo O.o Should be easy install it would seem.

aNaRcHiSt
May 3rd, 2009, 05:00 AM
Just add


deb http://mirror.noreply.org/pub/tor jaunty main
deb-src http://mirror.noreply.org/pub/tor jaunty main


to /etc/apt/sources.list

then

apt-get update
apt-get install tor

From another thread.

k0shi
May 10th, 2009, 02:30 AM
Before for some reason I could not download TOR from the repositories, even after updating /etc/apt/sources.list

The follow commands are what I used in order to get everything working properly.


sudo apt-get install libevent1 libevent-dev libssl-dev zlib1g-dev vidalia && wget http://www.torproject.org/dist/tor-0.2.1.14-rc.tar.gz && tar zxvf tor-0.2.1.14-rc.tar.gz && cd tor-0.2.1.14-rc && ./configure && make && sudo make install

Worked for me.

http://onlyubuntu.blogspot.com/2008/03/howto-setup-vidalia-tor-gui-with-ubuntu.html

Older info, still works, just download the newest version of everything.

After doing all of this I found that I was able to install TOR & Vidalia both from the repositories...still not sure what my problem was before even after properly updating my sources. Hopefully this has helped.

Artemis3
May 12th, 2009, 11:42 AM
Add these lines to ‘/etc/apt/sources.list’ with your favorite text-editor.

deb http://mirror.noreply.org/pub/tor jaunty main
deb-src http://mirror.noreply.org/pub/tor jaunty main

Next open the terminal and do the following to make sure the system sees the new repos as ‘trusted’.

gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv 94C09C7F
gpg --fingerprint 94C09C7F
gpg --export 94C09C7F | sudo apt-key add -

And update with ’sudo aptitude update’. Now install Tor with ’sudo aptitude install tor’.

The Tor package has mysteriously disappeared from 9.04 repositories...

1nfinitel00p
May 14th, 2009, 07:13 AM
Before for some reason I could not download TOR from the repositories, even after updating /etc/apt/sources.list

The follow commands are what I used in order to get everything working properly.


sudo apt-get install libevent1 libevent-dev libssl-dev zlib1g-dev vidalia && wget http://www.torproject.org/dist/tor-0.2.1.14-rc.tar.gz && tar zxvf tor-0.2.1.14-rc.tar.gz && cd tor-0.2.1.14-rc && ./configure && make && sudo make installWorked for me.

http://onlyubuntu.blogspot.com/2008/03/howto-setup-vidalia-tor-gui-with-ubuntu.html

Older info, still works, just download the newest version of everything.

After doing all of this I found that I was able to install TOR & Vidalia both from the repositories...still not sure what my problem was before even after properly updating my sources. Hopefully this has helped.


I always get the same problem no matter what version, I get this message p, li { white-space: pre-wrap; } Vidalia was unable to start Tor. Check your settings to ensure the correct name and location of your Tor executable is specified.
then I go to settings and it shows this path /home/user/libevent-1.4.10-stable/tor-0.2.0.22-rc/contrib/tor-ctrl.sh

and I also try changing to this path /home/user/tor-0.2.1.14-rc/contrib/tor-ctrl.sh but nothing it seems that the problem is the libevent version because you can see that the default path is libevent-1.4.10-stable/TOR-0.2.0.22-RC not 0.2.1.14-RC so what can I do?
thanks in advance

1nfinitel00p
May 15th, 2009, 01:47 AM
Vidalia is in Ubuntu's repo O.o Should be easy install it would seem.


Hi did you were able to install vidalia on jaunty?

I get a message when I want to execute Tor
p, li { white-space: pre-wrap; } Vidalia was unable to start Tor. Check your settings to ensure the correct name and location of your Tor executable is specified.
and this is the default path of the executable file, Idk whats missing

/tor-0.2.1.14-rc/contrib/tor-ctrl.sh

Sef
May 15th, 2009, 02:13 AM
The Tor package has mysteriously disappeared from 9.04 repositories...

No one was maintaining it, so it was outdated. There is another thread on this that has a link to PPA repos for Tor. If I find it, i will post it.

1nfinitel00p
May 16th, 2009, 12:09 PM
No one was maintaining it, so it was outdated. There is another thread on this that has a link to PPA repos for Tor. If I find it, i will post it.

yes please! this thing is driving me crazy, now I changed the excutable path to usr/local/bin/tor and now I get a different error:

May 16 05:08:22.809 [Notice] Tor v0.2.1.14-rc (r19307). This is experimental software. Do not rely on it for strong anonymity. (Running on Linux i686)

May 16 05:08:22.809 [Notice] Initialized libevent version 1.3e using method epoll. Good.

May 16 05:08:22.809 [Notice] Opening Socks listener on 127.0.0.1:9050

May 16 05:08:22.810 [Warning] Could not bind to 127.0.0.1:9050: Address already in use. Is Tor already running?

May 16 05:08:22.810 [Warning] Failed to parse/validate config: Failed to bind one of the listener ports.

May 16 05:08:22.810 [Error] Reading config failed--see warnings above.

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Sef
May 17th, 2009, 12:27 PM
Found a site with the PPA (http://www.avuc.nl/2009/05/04/tor-on-ubuntu-904/). Not what i was looking for, but there was something in here not long ago.

kehon
June 9th, 2009, 05:36 PM
searched found this and i need help on it tor wont launch says something about the config cant be found can anyone help with this

husunzi
November 12th, 2009, 03:57 AM
Tor is still not available in the repositories for Karmic (9.10), although Vidalia is, but I'm still getting the same "Vidalia was unable to start Tor" message. Either the Vidalia in the repositories doesn't include Tor (strange, since Tor is the central component), or there's another problem. I had tried this Jaunty fix (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=7832839&postcount=10) before, but it still didn't work (after it apparently installed, Vidalia continued to say "unable to start Tor), same as several other people on these threads. Any suggestions? Will Tor or a working Vidalia ever be returned to the Ubuntu repositories? This is essential for people living in countries where important websites are blocked (regular proxies don't work for a lot of things).

kehon
November 12th, 2009, 03:59 AM
goto the tor website an they have instruction for installing in ubuntu and debian they even have a repo for karmic. Also when you install tor then you can install vidalia because vidalia installs with or without tor