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Tor Browser not running in Fedora 29

asked 2018-11-07 05:10:19 -0600

gaurav_liberty gravatar image

Hi, I have recently upgraded to Fedora 29. Before upgrading TOR browser was running just fine in Fedora 28 directly by double-clicking "start-tor-browser.desktop" in nautilus. But now, I click the same icon and nothing happens.

I do not want to use command line. I would like to do it how I have always been doing it. If it doesn't work, I'll get rid of Fedora (Fedora/Gnome seems to be going the Apple way, deciding on what users can or cannot do).

How can I run it like how I have always been running it.

Please help


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No one is deciding what you can or cannot do. It sounds like there's a bug. You shouldn't need to go to the command line permanently, but you might need to to do some debugging. Are you okay with that?

mattdm gravatar imagemattdm ( 2018-11-07 09:38:58 -0600 )edit

How did you install the tor browser in the first place?

mattdm gravatar imagemattdm ( 2018-11-07 09:39:29 -0600 )edit

What is the returned message when starting tor from a terminal? How did you install it?

ed209 gravatar imageed209 ( 2018-11-08 11:41:59 -0600 )edit

The problem is likely rooted in that .desktop file. See if the path and the command there match the command you use when starting it from command line.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-11-08 12:26:40 -0600 )edit

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answered 2018-12-14 06:38:05 -0600

updated 2018-12-21 19:38:52 -0600

F29, Centos7 also..Windows OS can be use to install and use tor and tor web browser with torproject

A. tor browser get install and download tor and tor web browser

A-1 Linux Instructions Download the architecture-appropriate file above, save it somewhere, then run one of the following two commands to extract the package archive:

 $ tar -xvf tor-browser-linux64-8.0.4_LANG.tar.xz
 $ cd tor-browser_en-US 

 ust to Dolphin File Manager and click mouse torbrowser or use in terminal
 $ ./start-tor-browser.desktop

 [simmon@orion tor-browser_en-US]$ ./start-tor-browser.desktop 
 Launching './Browser/start-tor-browser --detach'...

To run Tor Browser, click either on the Tor Browser or the Tor Browser Setup icon or execute the start-tor-browser.desktop file in a terminal:

This will launch Tor Launcher and once that connects to Tor, it will launch Firefox. Do not unpack or run Tor as root.

B. extract file to run place also use web browser to secure communication using tcp via ssl secure Load to tor service module for restart to use.

  # systemctl enable tor
  # systemctl status tor

 tor.service - Anonymizing overlay network for TCP
 Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/tor.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
 Active: active (running) since Fri 2018-12-14 16:57:30 KST; 9min ago

C. more enhance secure with vpn - whrere to use and purpose -> secure enhance and protect your privacy

D. using a tor web for test tor and enhance secure test in Fedora29

E. change folder or reinitialize for reconfiguration, also read supply document for user.

now connectiong tor secure web-tor&firefox, also stable to connect.

written by simmon

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