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    Tor already running error

    I saw this error in other places, tried running Tor in terminal as root. Got this error:

    May 14 16:03:06.565 [notice] Initialized libevent version 2.0.16-stable using method epoll. Good.
    May 14 16:03:06.565 [notice] Opening Socks listener on 127.0.0.1:9050
    May 14 16:03:06.565 [warn] Could not bind to 127.0.0.1:9050: Address already in use. Is Tor already running?
    May 14 16:03:06.567 [notice] Opening Control listener on /var/run/tor/control
    May 14 16:03:06.567 [notice] Closing partially-constructed listener Control listener on /var/run/tor/control:0
    May 14 16:03:06.568 [warn] Failed to parse/validate config: Failed to bind one of the listener ports.
    May 14 16:03:06.568 [err] Reading config failed--see warnings above.


    then I did::~$ ss -aln | grep 9050
    LISTEN 0 128 127.0.0.1:9050 *:*

    9050 is highlighted in red.

    Any clues on what this error means?

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    Re: Tor already running error

    Hello and Welcome

    It is not advisable to run any browser as root . Try the following in the terminal and report any errors.

    Code:
    killall tor
    Code:
     tor
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    Re: Tor already running error

    Done. This is what it showed:
    May 14 19:35:21.498 [notice] Initialized libevent version 2.0.16-stable using method epoll. Good.
    May 14 19:35:21.499 [notice] Opening Socks listener on 127.0.0.1:9050
    May 14 19:35:21.499 [warn] Could not bind to 127.0.0.1:9050: Address already in use. Is Tor already running?
    May 14 19:35:21.499 [warn] Failed to parse/validate config: Failed to bind one of the listener ports.
    May 14 19:35:21.499 [err] Reading config failed--see warnings above.
    deniz@deniz-TOSHIBA-NB255:~$ ss -aln | grep 9050
    LISTEN 0 128 127.0.0.1:9050 *:*

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    Re: Tor already running error

    It looks like you already found the Ubuntu documentation so, you may have to wait for a tor user. I had tried the Tor Browser Bundle on 12.04 which installed FF nightly at that time and it started automatically with no command line requirements to open the browser.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Tor
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