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Title: How do I know if Tor is on my computer
Post by: SinCityVoluntaryist on March 11, 2013, 03:30:37 PM
 I recently installed Wubi so I could test and play with Ubuntu without having to eliminate Windows. Using the terminal, I installed the Tor browser package. I inputed specific program strings and they all seem to have run successfully. Here is my question: how do I know if the Tor package has been successfully installed? Do I have to run a specific program to check for something?


Title: Re: How do I know if Tor is on my computer
Post by: MAM on March 11, 2013, 04:13:06 PM
I recently installed Wubi so I could test and play with Ubuntu without having to eliminate Windows. Using the terminal, I installed the Tor browser package. I inputed specific program strings and they all seem to have run successfully. Here is my question: how do I know if the Tor package has been successfully installed? Do I have to run a specific program to check for something?

Just look for TOR...


Title: Re: How do I know if Tor is on my computer
Post by: SinCityVoluntaryist on March 11, 2013, 04:19:18 PM
 Is it odd that my web browser is running slower now that Tor is installed on it?


Title: Re: How do I know if Tor is on my computer
Post by: MAM on March 11, 2013, 05:15:42 PM
Is it odd that my web browser is running slower now that Tor is installed on it?

Nope. TOR do to the encryption process is going to run slow. It always has for me. Have you hopped on the road yet? Huge potential for income if you don't mind committing a felony or two. Also check out TAILS that OS is insanely cool. It has a Windoze Camouflage setting that is really indistinguishable from XP, it even makes the terminal look like Notepad it is awesome! 


Title: Re: How do I know if Tor is on my computer
Post by: SinCityVoluntaryist on March 14, 2013, 01:07:12 PM
 Guys, I'm experiencing another problem. When I try to run an Ubuntu software update, the program keeps telling me that the update won't work because it's recognizing Tor as an unsecured program (I guess Tor needs to be updated as well). Is there any way that I can get around this issue? 


Title: Re: How do I know if Tor is on my computer
Post by: SinCityVoluntaryist on March 14, 2013, 01:32:21 PM
Here are the messages that I'm getting:
Requires installation of untrusted packages

This requires installing packages from unauthenticated sources.

And the details regarding the error:


Title: Re: How do I know if Tor is on my computer
Post by: JustSayNoToStatism on March 14, 2013, 01:45:15 PM
Guys, I'm experiencing another problem. When I try to run an Ubuntu software update, the program keeps telling me that the update won't work because it's recognizing Tor as an unsecured program (I guess Tor needs to be updated as well). Is there any way that I can get around this issue? 
Yes. There are two ways to handle Tor.
1) Get it from the software center, which will automatically update (maybe...or apparently not in your case)
2) Download the tarball (compressed folder with everything in it from Tor's website directly)

I use option #2. The upside is that you don't have to deal with automatic software updates getting angry (avoiding your problem). The downside is that I have to download the tarball every time Tor updates.

You could try pasting the following commands into the terminal  (I haven't tested it because I already have Tor and don't want to waste bandwidth downloading it again)

Quote
cd ~/Desktop
wget --no-check-certificate https://www.torproject.org/dist/torbrowser/linux/tor-browser-gnu-linux-i686-2.3.25-5-dev-en-US.tar.gz
tar -zxvf tor-browser-gnu-linux-i686-2.3.25-5-dev-en-US.tar.gz
rm tor-browser-gnu-linux-i686-2.3.25-5-dev-en-US.tar.gz

or if that fails follow these instructions...

Instructions:
1) Go here: https://www.torproject.org/download/download
2) Select linux, and choose Download Tor Browser Bundle
3) Move that file wherever you want to place Tor
4) In terminal, navigate to where you put the tarball and run:
tar -zxvf NAMEOFTHETARBALLHERE
5) Now you can delete the .tar.gz file, and all you have left is the uncompressed folder. Go inside, and run the start tor browser script. It should work right away.



Title: Re: How do I know if Tor is on my computer
Post by: MAM on March 14, 2013, 04:20:22 PM
Use Arch pacman doesn't care about non pacman installed programs.

EDIT: This probably isn't helpful. But what you could do instead is delete the program when you need to run an update and then reinstall it. I would reinstall the program regularly as there are constant updates to it so this maintains the highest level of security...

Also I recommend book marking this page https://www.archlinux.org/ the arch wiki is an excellent resource and the forums are good for trouble shooting. Anyway good luck man.