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After latest update Tor browser launches only as a black window (Connecting to Tor), goes immediately to the Tor browser window (maximized) and never loads just black. Tried uninstalling and installing but same behavior.

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Joerg created this task.Oct 23 2019, 5:50 PM

Can confirm this problem (
Seems to be caused by AppArmor.

Jacalz added a subscriber: Jacalz.EditedOct 24 2019, 6:42 PM

The tag should be Software and not Third Party Software as that points to software that isn't inside the official repo.
On another note, it looks like this might be fixed by D7478 if this is indeed an issue with AppArmor.


I got Tor to work by disabling the AppArmor profiles:

# profile: torbrowser.Browser.firefox
sudo ln -s /etc/apparmor.d/torbrowser.Browser.firefox /etc/apparmor.d/disable/
sudo apparmor_parser -R /etc/apparmor.d/torbrowser.Browser.firefox 

# profile: torbrowser.Tor.tor
sudo ln -s /etc/apparmor.d/torbrowser.Tor.tor /etc/apparmor.d/disable/
sudo apparmor_parser -R /etc/apparmor.d/torbrowser.Tor.tor

Reenabling can be done via:

# profile: torbrowser.Browser.firefox
sudo rm  /etc/apparmor.d/disable/torbrowser.Browser.firefox
sudo apparmor_parser -r /etc/apparmor.d/torbrowser.Browser.firefox 

# profile: torbrowser.Tor.tor
sudo rm /etc/apparmor.d/disable/torbrowser.Tor.tor
sudo apparmor_parser -r /etc/apparmor.d/torbrowser.Tor.tor
Beer added a subscriber: Beer.EditedDec 4 2019, 6:22 PM

Still an issue. Relevant Debian bug report with details:

umcconnell added a comment.EditedDec 4 2019, 6:29 PM

Seems to be fixed in version 0.3.2-3 according to the thread:

torbrowser-launcher version in the Solus repo is 0.3.2-2.

Maybe an update to the package would fix the problem?