Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#6493 closed defect (user disappeared)

Vidalia exited abnormally. Exit code: 126

Reported by: ghostmetropolis Owned by: erinn
Priority: Medium Milestone: Tor: unspecified
Component: Applications/Tor bundles/installation Version: Tor: unspecified
Severity: Keywords: exit, code, 126, vidalia, tor, mint, maya, cinnamonbrowser, bundle, GNU, linux
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I'm running the Tor Browser Bundle for GNU/Linux in Mint 13 "Maya" 32-bit (Cinnamon).
The "tor-browser_en-US" folder is saved on my desktop.

Initially, everything was working just fine. However, at some point, the "start-tor-browser" file was, suddenly, no longer executable. Whenever I double-clicked on the "start-tor-browser" icon, it would just default to opening as a text file in Gedit.

I made the "start-tor-browser" file executable again via right-click, Properties, Permissions, and checked the box next to "Allow executing file as program".

However, now whenever I try to run the Tor Browser Bundle, I receive this error:

"Vidalia exited abnormally. Exit code: 126"

I have not been able to run the Tor Browser ever since the "start-tor-browser" file became non-executable.

Any suggestions? I'm a novice Linux user, so please be as detailed and descriptive as possible--especially when it comes to the command line. Thanks so much! :)

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by arma

Sounds like you should ponder more what you might have done to remove its execute bit.

You probably broke something else too while doing whatever it is you did.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by rransom

Resolution: user disappeared
Status: newclosed

The user disappeared.

Also, this is a support request, not a bug. E-mail if you want further help.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by toruser219

Milestone: TorBrowserBundle 2.2.x-stableTor: unspecified
Version: Vidalia: 0.2.19Tor: unspecified

I ran into this problem after sticking TBB 3.5 on another Linux system. I found a solution here; TBB was not the problem (but this was the top startpage result for the error code).

If you copy a TBB folder onto a memory stick and then onto another computer running Ubuntu (or possibly any GNU/Linux system), file permissions will not transfer properly. You need to copy the supplied .tar archive onto the new system and extract that locally.

If you want to keep some settings across browsers, e.g. installed Firefox search plugins, then you can copy the 'profile' folder under 'Data' from the old location to the new, or if you only want to save bookmarks then you can export and import them as a .json file as you would with regular ol' Firefox.

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