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    Default Problems getting Tor Browser to run

    OpenSuse 13.2

    Guys, can anyone help get Tor Browser going ? I have downloaded this to my home directory and run the start-up script as user, but cannot get past permission denied.I have tried looking at permissions etc but cannot find a solution. A new release has just come out and I would like to make use of it.

    NB ...has anyone seen another thread on this that I may have missed?

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    Default Re: Problems getting Tor Browser to run

    On Sat, 20 Jun 2015 19:26:02 +0000, cabernet wrote:

    > OpenSuse 13.2
    >
    > Guys, can anyone help get Tor Browser going ? I have downloaded this to
    > my home directory and run the start-up script as user, but cannot get
    > past permission denied.I have tried looking at permissions etc but
    > cannot find a solution. A new release has just come out and I would like
    > to make use of it.
    >
    > NB ...has anyone seen another thread on this that I may have missed?


    Please show us exactly what you're doing and the result - copy and paste
    from the terminal window, rather than trying to describe it.

    Place that text in code tags (# button in the editor) so it doesn't get
    reformatted.

    I use Tor Browser on 13.2 myself on occasion, and it works fine here.

    Jim



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    Default Re: Problems getting Tor Browser to run

    In general nowadays,
    The Tor project recommends that all people running on any OS instead download and rung the Tor Browser Bundle
    https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en

    The various bundles are self-contained and pre-configured. You simply extract the compressed file to your chosen location (generally in the /home directory somewhere to run with proper permissions, not elsewhere).

    TSU

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    Default Re: Problems getting Tor Browser to run

    On Sat, 20 Jun 2015 20:36:03 +0000, tsu2 wrote:

    > In general nowadays,
    > The Tor project recommends that all people running on any OS instead
    > download and rung the Tor Browser Bundle
    > https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en
    >
    > The various bundles are self-contained and pre-configured. You simply
    > extract the compressed file to your chosen location (generally in the
    > /home directory somewhere to run with proper permissions, not
    > elsewhere).


    I believe that's what the OP is using, but is having trouble with the
    startup.

    Jim



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    Default Re: Problems getting Tor Browser to run

    What "set up"
    ????????


    all you do is double click the launcher
    "start-tor-browser.desktop"

    then fallow the instructions on the pop up window
    ( normal or if you HAVE to use a proxy )

    just click on "connect"


    THERE IS NO SET UP unless you need to use a proxy
    then just fallow the instructions on the screen



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    Default Re: Problems getting Tor Browser to run

    He is an example of the process that I used.

    tar -xJvf tor-browser-linux64-4.5.2_en-US.tar.xz

    #brm@linux-????:~/Downloads> cd tor-browser_en-US/
    brm@linux-????:~/Downloads/tor-browser_en-US> ls
    Browser start-tor-browser.desktop
    brm@linux-????:~/Downloads/tor-browser_en-US> ./start-tor-browser.desktop
    bash: ./start-tor-browser.desktop: Permission denied
    brm@linux-????:~/Downloads/tor-browser_en-US> ls -la
    total 24
    drwx------ 3 brm users 54 Jan 1 2000 .
    drwxr-xr-x 12 brm users 12288 Jun 22 09:12 ..
    drwx------ 9 brm users 4096 Jan 1 2000 Browser
    -rwx------ 1 brm users 1655 Jan 1 2000 start-tor-browser.desktop#

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    Default Re: Problems getting Tor Browser to run

    #brm@linux-????:~/Downloads> cd tor-browser_en-US/
    brm@linux-????:~/Downloads/tor-browser_en-US> ls
    Browser start-tor-browser.desktop
    why not just double click as you would for every other *.desktop file that is on your desktop or in /usr/share/applications



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    Default Re: Problems getting Tor Browser to run

    In Dolphin - copied (start-tor-browser.desktop) to desktop and clicked to run. Window appears "This will start the program" > Click continue > then we get "must be executable to run" . If we look at the properties of this file we find that the check box for executable is already checked. If we perform the same actions in the Downloads directory, exactly the same happens.


    Quote Originally Posted by JohnVV View Post
    What "set up"
    ????????


    all you do is double click the launcher
    "start-tor-browser.desktop"

    then fallow the instructions on the pop up window
    ( normal or if you HAVE to use a proxy )

    just click on "connect"


    THERE IS NO SET UP unless you need to use a proxy
    then just fallow the instructions on the screen

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    Default Re: Problems getting Tor Browser to run

    In Dolphin using the run dialogue box we find this command is being executed.


    #sh -c '"$(dirname "$*")"/Browser/start-tor-browser --detach || ([ ! -x "$(dirname "$*")"/Browser/start-tor-browser ] && "$(dirname "$*")"/start-tor-browser --detach)' dummy %k#


    Not sure what to make of this.

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    Default Re: Problems getting Tor Browser to run

    On 2015-06-22 02:26, cabernet wrote:
    >
    > He is an example of the process that I used.
    >
    > tar -xJvf tor-browser-linux64-4.5.2_en-US.tar.xz
    >
    > #brm@linux-????:~/Downloads> cd tor-browser_en-US/
    > brm@linux-????:~/Downloads/tor-browser_en-US> ls
    > Browser start-tor-browser.desktop
    > brm@linux-????:~/Downloads/tor-browser_en-US>
    > ./start-tor-browser.desktop
    > bash: ./start-tor-browser.desktop: Permission denied
    > brm@linux-????:~/Downloads/tor-browser_en-US> ls -la
    > total 24
    > drwx------ 3 brm users 54 Jan 1 2000 .
    > drwxr-xr-x 12 brm users 12288 Jun 22 09:12 ..
    > drwx------ 9 brm users 4096 Jan 1 2000 Browser
    > -rwx------ 1 brm users 1655 Jan 1 2000 start-tor-browser.desktop#


    You don't run a .desktop file directly. It is intended to create a
    clickable item on desktop. So just click on it.

    If you view it (it is a text file) you will see the actual command it runs.

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