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Re: Problem starting Tor (resolved).

Hi Roger.

OK. I fixed the problem. I unchecked 'Run tor in the background as a
windows service' after running tor by double clicking on the exe file
(the tor messages were displayed in a command prompt window). I closed
that window and unchecked the service box before looking at the message
log (please below):

Mar 03 13:52:32:656 [Notice] Tor v0.1.2.9-rc. This is experimental
software. Do not rely on it for strong anonymity.
Mar 03 13:52:39:515 [Notice] Initialized libevent version 1.3a using
method win32. Good.
Mar 03 13:52:39:515 [Notice] Opening Socks listener on
Mar 03 13:52:39:515 [Warning] Could not bind to Address
already in use [WSAEADDRINUSE ]. Is Tor already running?
Mar 03 13:52:39:515 [Warning] Failed to parse/validate config: Failed
to bind one of the listener ports.
Mar 03 13:52:39:515 [Error] Reading config failed--see warnings above.
Mar 03 13:53:33:312 [Notice] Tor v0.1.2.9-rc. This is experimental
software. Do not rely on it for strong anonymity.
Mar 03 13:53:33:421 [Notice] Initialized libevent version 1.3a using
method win32. Good.
Mar 03 13:53:33:421 [Notice] Opening Socks listener on
Mar 03 13:53:33:421 [Notice] Opening Control listener on
Mar 03 13:53:35:078 [Notice] Renaming old configuration file to
"C:\Documents and Settings\Caitlin\Application
Mar 03 13:53:43:234 [Notice] Tor has successfully opened a circuit.
Looks like client functionality is working.

In my previous attempt to resolve the dilemma, I did check to see if
tor was running as a service. It was not but all I could do was
(unsuccessfully) start one.



--- Caitlin <The_Polymorph@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi Roger.
> Ok. I never installed the but this is what occured when
> I
> attempted to install the most recent release candidate:
> WinXP (SP2)
> Vidalia bundle
> I downloaded and installed the bundle. In the process, the installer
> notified me that I already had a torrc config file and would I like
> to
> overwrite it? Yes. After it finished, I confirmed I would like to
> 'run
> installed components now'. Within 10 seconds, a dark onion appeared
> in
> my system tray with a red 'X' through it and a pop-up box appeared
> that
> said: 'Vidalia was unable to start Tor. Check your settings to ensure
> the correct name and location of your Tor executable is specified.'
> I right-clicked on the onion (in the system tray) and clicked on
> 'settings'. The path to my tor executable is: 'C:\Program
> Files\Tor\tor.exe' (no quotes). I confirmed that tor.exe is at that
> location. After clicking the 'Save' button, I attempted to re-start
> tor
> but with the same result. Re-booting the machine was also ineffective
> stategy. Other steps taken? Peforming a complete search of my hard
> drive (including subfolders and hidden files) for a 2nd tor.exe file
> was unsuccessful. 
> Hope this helps,
> :)
> Thanks,
> Caitlin
> --- Roger Dingledine <arma@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 02, 2007 at 11:25:02PM -0800, Caitlin wrote:
> > > I'm attempting to start Tor (the latest release candidate as of
> > > 3.3.2007) and after including the parh to the tor.exe file, tor
> > refuses
> > > to start. I've checked for a duplicate file, a process that is
> > already
> > > running, etc. and I have been unsuccessful on all fronts.
> > > 
> > > WinXP (SP2)
> > 
> > Did work for you?
> > 
> > Can you clarify "refuses to start"? Be as specific as you can.
> > See also
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html#beprecise
> > :)
> > 
> > Thanks!
> > --Roger
> > 
> > 
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