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ISSUE: After installing Tor Browser Bundle 0.3.2-2, I attempted to open Tor Browser. Launching Tor starts to open Tor Browser; however, I am left with a blank window "Connected to Tor". I used the Tor Browser Launcher Settings to select various servers and reinstalled without successes.

I recently reinstalled Solus after purchasing a new SSD. Tor worked previously before this fresh installation and before the recent GNOME stack update. I am not aware of any router configuration settings that could affect connection. Regardless, my settings should be consistent with the time when Tor worked previously. No VPN. Attempted with firewall disabled and enabled.

Please tell me it's a PEBCAK error.

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  • Selection of alternate mirrors using Tor Browser Launcher Settings
  • Removal and re-installation of Tor Browser Launcher and Tor through Software Center
  • Ran, sudo eopkg check | grep Broken | awk '{print $4}' | xargs sudo eopkg it --reinstall


  • Open Software Center and navigate to Internet Software > Web browsers > Tor Browser Launcher
  • Proceed with installation and accept Tor as a dependency
  • Observe no installation errors
  • Navigate to Tor Browser under the Application Menu and open Tor Browser
  • Observe blank window, "Connected to Tor", after Launcher runs
  • Close window
  • Navigate to Tor Browser Launcher Settings under the Applications Menu and open
  • Select mirror other than "" and click "Reinstall Tor Browser".
  • Observe re-installation and resulting same blank window
  • Close window
  • Open Terminal and enter torbrowser-launcher
  • Observe output with "dbind-WARNING"

EXPECTED RESULTS: The Tor Browser should open and render once launched or reinstalled with the Tor Browser Launcher Settings with no special configuration.


  Host: solus Kernel: 5.2.20-130.current x86_64 bits: 64 
  Desktop: Budgie 10.5.1 Distro: Solus 4.0 
  Type: Desktop System: Micro-Star product: MS-7B85 v: 1.0 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Micro-Star model: B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC (MS-7B85) v: 1.0 
  serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 1.A0 date: 09/24/2019 
  Topology: 6-Core model: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
  Speed: 4049 MHz min/max: N/A Core speeds (MHz): 1: 4049 2: 3448 3: 3230 
  4: 3267 5: 3263 6: 3275 7: 4049 8: 3529 9: 3561 10: 3626 11: 3604 12: 3694 
  Device-1: AMD Ellesmere [Radeon RX 470/480/570/570X/580/580X/590] 
  driver: amdgpu v: kernel 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.5 driver: amdgpu,ati 
  unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: Radeon RX 580 Series (POLARIS10 DRM 3.32.0 
  5.2.20-130.current LLVM 8.0.1) 
  v: 4.5 Mesa 19.2.1 
  Device-1: AMD Ellesmere HDMI Audio [Radeon RX 470/480 / 570/580/590] 
  driver: snd_hda_intel 
  Device-2: AMD Family 17h HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel 
  Device-3: Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 type: USB 
  driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.2.20-130.current 
  Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9260 driver: iwlwifi 
  IF: wlo1 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Intel I211 Gigabit Network driver: igb 
  IF: enp34s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
  Local Storage: total: 4.31 TiB used: 313.60 GiB (7.1%) 
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: A-Data model: SX8200NP size: 223.57 GiB 
  ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 EVO 2TB size: 1.82 TiB 
  ID-3: /dev/sdb vendor: Seagate model: ST2000DM006-2DM164 size: 1.82 TiB 
  ID-4: /dev/sdc vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 EVO 500GB size: 465.76 GiB 
  ID-1: / size: 201.27 GiB used: 10.87 GiB (5.4%) fs: ext4 
  dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 
  ID-2: /home size: 1.79 TiB used: 302.71 GiB (16.5%) fs: ext4 
  dev: /dev/sda1 
  ID-3: swap-1 size: 17.58 GiB used: 22.2 MiB (0.1%) fs: swap 
  dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 42.6 C mobo: 38.0 C gpu: amdgpu temp: 31 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): fan-1: 0 fan-2: 1148 fan-3: 900 fan-4: 856 fan-5: 526 
  fan-6: 540 gpu: amdgpu fan: 828 
  Processes: 340 Uptime: 5h 16m Memory: 15.67 GiB used: 10.86 GiB (69.3%) 
  Shell: bash inxi: 3.0.36
$ torbrowser-launcher
Tor Browser Launcher
By Micah Lee, licensed under MIT
version 0.3.2

(python3:23204): dbind-WARNING **: 14:43:38.319: Couldn't register with accessibility bus: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.
Launching Tor Browser.
Running /home/user/.local/share/torbrowser/tbb/x86_64/tor-browser_en-US/start-tor-browser.desktop
Launching './Browser/start-tor-browser --detach'...work_miracles($item);