[tor-talk] Question about running Tor + Tor Browser

Ryan Winner geoffrian at gmail.com
Sat Nov 9 02:12:53 UTC 2013

I use Tor, but I cannot stand the TBB.  Too buggy and pathetically slow.  I
have a powerful Ubuntu laptop and the Tor Browser Bundle gets so bogged
down and unusable that I stop using it...

On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 3:53 PM, Mirimir <mirimir at riseup.net> wrote:

> On 11/08/2013 01:50 PM, Anthony Papillion wrote:
> > On 11/08/2013 03:38 AM, Lunar wrote:
> >> Anthony Papillion:
> >>> I'm helping a friend set up Tor on Xubuntu. He's gotten the non-TBB
> >>> package and has Tor set to run each time he logs into his computer
> (it's
> >>> running as a relay).  He also wants to be able to use Tor Browser to
> use
> >>> Tor too. Do I need to manually configure Firefox or is there a way to
> >>> get the Firefox in the TBB to run properly when Tor is being run
> separately?
> >>
> >> The Tor Browser Bundle and a system-wide Tor should run alongside
> >> happily. Just unpack and use the Tor Browser Bundle as you would on
> >> another system.
> >
> > Hmm. In his case (and in a test case I'm running) if I have Tor running
> > already TBB fails when Vidalia starts saying it can't bind to the
> > listening ports. This is expected, I'd think, since the ports are
> > already in use when the TBB tries to bind to them.
> >
> > Am I missing something?
> You can change ports on the installed Tor instance. You might also need
> to mess with other settings.
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Ryan The Winner <geoffrian at gmail.com>

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