Tor checkbox - No function under ipfire Core 148 / 152?

I had installed ipfire core 148 with the Tor addon.
It get this error message:

/usr/bin/tor: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Ok. I think upgrade to core 152
Under core 152: Tor Daemon is STOPPED
I enable Tor and I click the checkbox: No function - “No “SAVE” button”?.

I search for information, and found “2 hour later” this info:
/usr/bin/tor --runasdaemon 1 --defaults-torrc /usr/share/tor/defaults-torrc -f /etc/tor/torrc

Tor started and is now green.
I click the checkbox again and hope I can enable Tor again.
No function.

I start Tor manuel. -> /etc/init.d/tor start
cmd say: Tor is running with Process ID(s) …
but the checkbox is not checked.

My ip with firefox browser is the same. Only! Socks 9050 is employed in firefox.

My question:
The Tor checkbox must be activated / enabled or
is the message Tor running / Tor Service Daemon = Tor checked?
Why is not a new IP displayed?

Another question:
Why I can’t found here a german area for problem question ?
That would be easier…


first, welcome to the IPFire community. :slight_smile:

Another question:
Why I can’t found here a german area for problem question ?
That would be easier…

We decided to restrict this forum to English language only, since we have had a lot of duplicates back when there was a German section as well, making things more confusing since eventually the same questions were answered completely different in German and English.

Second, the Tor save button and “Tor [client]” and “Tor Relay” checkboxes work fine for me using Core Update 152. There should be a save button visible somewhere below on this add-on page.

Tor changes its circuits to a site every 10 minutes, so you might experience caching issues or have queried the same page withing this time frame. Apart from this, Firefox might cache content itself or is not honoring the SOCKS setting - we recommend to use the official Tor Browser for web traffic instead, as it comes with various additional hardening features against fingerprinting and similar attacks.

In case you are exposed to a more sophisticated threat, please consider using specialised distributions such as Whonix or Qubes OS instead.

Thanks, and best regards,
Peter Müller