[tor-talk] Restarting Firefox
andrew at torproject.is
Mon Apr 16 13:39:59 UTC 2012
On Mon, 16 Apr 2012 11:45:54 +0200
Agapetos <agapetos.typhonis at gmail.com> wrote:
> My computer is old and I can't afford to run Firefox non-stop, so I
> close it when I don't use it and leave Vidalia running (I have a
> relay set up). When I try to run Firefox again from
> "tor-browser_en-US/App/Firefox/" directory by clicking on "firefox"
> executable, it fails to run. If I run it in terminal like this
> ".App/Firefox/firefox -no-remote -profile ./Data/profile/ &" it opens
> successfully, but I get the following message: " *The proxy server is
> refusing connections. Firefox is configured to use a proxy server
> that is refusing connections.*" So how should I start the browser
> correctly when Vidalia is already running?
The only safe way to start TBB is to run 'start-tor-browser'. Any other
method will cause TBB to be in some odd state.
For some reason on linux, when closing firefox, it doesn't kill
vidalia. On osx and windows, closing firefox correctly closes vidalia.
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