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Re: Vidalia issue and then some more

On Saturday 09 May 2009 08:25:30 Andrew Lewman wrote:
> On Fri, 8 May 2009 13:01:23 -0400
> Praedor Atrebates <praedor@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I have had to give up on Tork and am now trying to make vidalia
> > work.  I am unable to get vidalia to assign a password to the control
> > port.  How does one do this short of running vidalia as root?  It is
> > preventing me from being able to support the tor network because I do
> > not want to run with no protected control port.
> Is tor started by the system/run as a daemon?  And vidalia is trying to
> attach to the existing Tor?

Hello.  Tor is started by myself when I start Vidalia (or in the past, Tork).  

I am not allowed to assign a password to the control port.

As I've run this for several days now, I am also finding another problem.  
Vidalia will operate for a while but then at some point tor simply dies.  I 
cannot find anything in the vidalia logs to explain why.  I simply notice at 
some point that the vidalia onion icon in my kde panel has developed a red x 
signifying it is no longer operating.

Tork, which I would much rather use (because of the addon support like 
mixminion, anonymous telnet, anonymous ssh, anonymous IRC, etc) no longer 
works.  I upgraded from Mandriva 2009.0, tor-0.2.34, Tork 0.29, to Mandriva 
2009.1, same tor and tork version, yet Tork will no longer function because 
the first run wizard will not bring up the root password dialog to permit 
modification of the privoxy config file and it wont bring up the pword dialog to 
set netstat to run as root.  Tor then fails to even start at all so I was 
forced to switch to Vidalia by default.  Now Vidalia and tor wont run 
indefinitely, producing a new problem.

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