[Solved] TBB 8.0 fails to open

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[Solved] TBB 8.0 fails to open

Postby Chiefahol2 » 2018-09-07 01:49

After the latest update TBB 8.0 fails to open or give any kind of error message:

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$ ./start-tor-browser
$


When i move up a few directories and try the .desktop link i get:

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$./start-tor-browser.desktop
/usr/bin/env: ‘./Browser/execdesktop’: No such file or directory


Anyone else experiencing this?
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Re: TBB 8.0 fails to open

Postby arochester » 2018-09-07 07:30

How about
To open Tor Browser choose one of the following two options
Option 1: Using GNOME, open the Activities Search. Simply type in Tor Browser

Option 2: Using Terminal as user run the following command
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torbrowser-launcher
Source - https://wiki.debian.org/TorBrowser
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Re: TBB 8.0 fails to open

Postby Chiefahol2 » 2018-09-07 08:27

GUI link does nothing. Here's what happens with the launcher command:

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$ torbrowser-launcher
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module"
Tor Browser Launcher
By Micah Lee, licensed under MIT
version 0.2.9
https://github.com/micahflee/torbrowser-launcher
Refreshing local keyring...
Keyring refreshed successfully...
  No key updates for key: EF6E286DDA85EA2A4BA7DE684E2C6E8793298290
Launching './Browser/start-tor-browser --detach'...
$
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Re: TBB 8.0 fails to open

Postby arochester » 2018-09-07 15:28


This problem may occur on a 64-bit machine when one installs 32-bit software that requires canberra-gtk-module. acroread, for example, can cause this problem. In this case, the solution is to install the 32-bit version:

sudo apt-get install libcanberra-gtk-module:i386
One should leave the 64-bit version as well as it is necessary for 64-bit programs which attempt to use it.
Source - https://askubuntu.com/questions/342202/ ... -installed
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Re: TBB 8.0 fails to open

Postby Chiefahol2 » 2018-09-08 08:43

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$ sudo apt install libcanberra-gtk-module:i386
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package libcanberra-gtk-module:i386


I've seen this error message with other GUI apps but it doesn't stop them from opening. :? Sorry i don't remember which exactly.

I was able to run this though:

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$ sudo apt install libcanberra-gtk-module


But still no luck:

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$ torbrowser-launcher
Tor Browser Launcher
By Micah Lee, licensed under MIT
version 0.2.9
https://github.com/micahflee/torbrowser-launcher
Refreshing local keyring...
Keyring refreshed successfully...
  No key updates for key: EF6E286DDA85EA2A4BA7DE684E2C6E8793298290
Launching './Browser/start-tor-browser --detach'...
$
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Re: TBB 8.0 fails to open

Postby Onsemeliot » 2018-09-15 11:04

Hm, I made the error of uninstalling and reinstalling torbrowser-launcher after I read about a security problem with older torbrowser versions. Since then I can't start torbrowser. Unfortunately, I have no idea how to solve this. (I get the same error messages.)
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Re: TBB 8.0 fails to open

Postby debiman » 2018-09-16 06:30

try to rename the ~/.tor-browser* folder, then try again.
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Re: TBB 8.0 fails to open

Postby Onsemeliot » 2018-09-17 15:11

debiman wrote:try to rename the ~/.tor-browser* folder, then try again.

Well, the folder in my home directory was named just ".tor" but renaming it to ".tor-browser" or to anything else unfortunately didn't make any difference.
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Re: [Solved] TBB 8.0 fails to open

Postby Chiefahol2 » 2018-09-23 22:52

Issue resolved itself after recent updates. Awesome! :)
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