#5970 closed defect (user disappeared)

Vidalia exited abnormally Exit code: 127

Reported by: isr Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Tor bundles/installation Version:
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Description

I am trying to install Tor so I can try it out, but have been unsuccessful so far. My 32-bit machine runs Ubuntu 10.04. I've followed the directions for downloading and extracting the Tor Browser Bundle. When I try to run start-tor-browser, I get the error message: "Vidalia exited abnormally. Exit code: 127".

I would appreciate any help you can give so I can at least try Tor.

Thank you!

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comment:1 follow-up: Changed 23 months ago by arma

  • Component changed from - Select a component to Tor bundles/installation
  • Status changed from new to assigned

Exactly which bundle did you download?

Did you install it into a directory that the user running start-tor-browser can write to?

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 Changed 23 months ago by isr

Replying to arma:

Exactly which bundle did you download?

Did you install it into a directory that the user running start-tor-browser can write to?

Thank you for your reply. I downloaded Version 2.2.35-12 from https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html.en.

And yes, I installed it into a directory that the user running start-tor-browser can write to.

Any advice on how to troubleshoot?

comment:3 Changed 23 months ago by arma

Exactly which bundle? (What you told me doesn't help me know whether you fetched the 64-bit one.)

Is the user that unpacked it the same as the one trying to run it?

comment:4 Changed 23 months ago by arma

There is a way to run Vidalia with debugging options, but it is not easy on Windows. (Nothing is easy on Windows, it would seem.)

comment:5 follow-ups: Changed 23 months ago by arma

Oh, you're on Ubuntu. In that case, try ./start-tor-browser --debug

comment:6 in reply to: ↑ 5 Changed 23 months ago by isr

Replying to arma:

Oh, you're on Ubuntu. In that case, try ./start-tor-browser --debug

I downloaded the 32 bit version (the first listed on the Linux download page), as I have a 32 bit system.

I ran the command you listed at the terminal and it opened Vidalia and the Tor Browser -- thank you for the tip. After I type the command I get the message "Qt: Session management error: None of the authentication protocols specified are supported".

After Tor is running, I see the onion icon on my panel, but don't see an option to start Tor from any of the Applications menus. Is the only way to start Tor through the terminal, or will the onion icon appear automatically after I boot my computer each time?

Thanks again for your help!


comment:7 in reply to: ↑ 5 Changed 20 months ago by rransom

Replying to arma:

Oh, you're on Ubuntu. In that case, try ./start-tor-browser --debug

When were you planning to tell this user that the --debug option logs every hostname their Tor connects to to disk?

comment:8 Changed 19 months ago by rransom

  • Resolution set to user disappeared
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

I hope this user figured out that --debug is a bad idea.

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