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How to use tor on Fedora

asked 2017-05-19 03:14:40 -0500

powergame gravatar image

updated 2017-05-19 03:17:06 -0500

I just installed tor using "sudo dnf install tor", but when I try to run it using either dnf install tor or sudo dnf install tor, they both fail. The error message is:

[sudo] password for john: 
May 19 12:32:20.510 [notice] Tor (git-1f6c8eda0073f464) running on Linux with Libevent 2.0.22-stable, OpenSSL 1.0.2k-fips and Zlib 1.2.8.
May 19 12:32:20.511 [notice] Tor can't help you if you use it wrong! Learn how to be safe at
May 19 12:32:20.511 [notice] Read configuration file "/etc/tor/torrc".
May 19 12:32:20.515 [notice] Opening Socks listener on
May 19 12:32:20.515 [warn] /run/tor is not owned by this user (root, 0) but by <unknown> (971). Perhaps you are running Tor as the wrong user?
May 19 12:32:20.515 [warn] Before Tor can create a control socket in "/run/tor/control", the directory "/run/tor" needs to exist, and to be accessible only by the user and group account that is running Tor.  (On some Unix systems, anybody who can list a socket can connect to it, so Tor is being careful.)
May 19 12:32:20.515 [notice] Closing partially-constructed Socks listener on
May 19 12:32:20.515 [warn] Failed to parse/validate config: Failed to bind one of the listener ports.
May 19 12:32:20.515 [err] Reading config failed--see warnings above.

I checked /run/tor and it existed and belonged to root. I have two questions, first how to connect to the Tor network using this tor application and second, are there any other free privacy software to use on Fedora to protect privacy and evade blockage?

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Thanks so much

powergame gravatar imagepowergame ( 2017-05-20 08:14:21 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-05-20 07:57:20 -0500

SteveEbey73701 gravatar image

try sudo dnf install torbrowser-launcher as that gets the browser installed. after that is run, you should have torbrowser as a choice in your internet category on your desktop menu.

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