[tor-talk] configure Vidalia stand alone

Joe Btfsplk joebtfsplk at gmx.com
Mon Mar 10 16:33:25 UTC 2014

On 3/9/2014 8:48 PM, Joe Btfsplk wrote:
> The only comments I've seen about using Vidalia 0.2.21 - Win (the stand
> alone package) w/ TBB 3.5.x, to see the map & connections, is just
> "install / extract it to its own folder & start it after TBB is already
> running."
It's true (sort of) - Vidalia stand alone doesn't seem to need any 
modifications for it to work w/ TBB 3.5.x.
Except, seems you need to extract Vidalia to its own folder, inside the 
main TorBrowser folder??
Then, Vidalia (sometimes) shows the relays, if you start it after TBB is 
already running / connected to Tor network.

But, it's buggy for me.  At least a couple times already, I had to 
delete all Vidalia files from its folder, then extract it again.
It would work for a couple of TBB starts (then start Vidalia). After a 
few successful restarts of TBB & Vidalia, on another restart, Vidalia 
may suddenly report "Tor isn't running."  But it is.
It did this even when I didn't touch anything in TBB or Vidalia, between 
the restarts when it worked & when it suddenly stopped working.

Couple times, it even prevented TBB from connecting to the network. 
Deleting Vidalia files & re-extracting them seemed to fix that (couple 
of times).
So far, I didn't notice anything odd in Vidalia config file, or in the 
torrc file at: \Tor Browser\Data\Tor.
I could easily have overlooked something.

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