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hi sorry to put it here! i've tried to use tor but the programe vidalia gives me error. Can u help me? This is the error "Vidalia can't connect to tor. (Socket operation timed out.)"

Here is the message log.

Nov 27 20:21:21.718 [Notice] Bootstrapped 100%: Done.
Nov 27 20:21:22.484 [Notice] I learned some more directory information, but not enough to build a circuit: We have only 471/3071 usable descriptors.
Nov 27 20:21:22.593 [Notice] I learned some more directory information, but not enough to build a circuit: We have only 551/3071 usable descriptors.
Nov 27 20:21:22.812 [Notice] I learned some more directory information, but not enough to build a circuit: We have only 647/3071 usable descriptors.
Nov 27 20:21:22.921 [Notice] I learned some more directory information, but not enough to build a circuit: We have only 743/3071 usable descriptors.
Nov 27 20:21:23.031 [Notice] I learned some more directory information, but not enough to build a circuit: We have only 248/851 usable exit node descriptors.
Nov 27 20:21:23.140 [Notice] I learned some more directory information, but not enough to build a circuit: We have only 276/851 usable exit node descriptors.
Nov 27 20:21:23.250 [Notice] We now have enough directory information to build circuits.
Nov 27 20:21:40.500 [Nota] Tor v0.2.2.39 (git-bec76476efb71549). This is experimental software. Do not rely on it for strong anonymity. (Running on Windows XP Service Pack 3 [workstation])
Nov 27 20:21:40.500 [Nota] Initialized libevent version 2.0.20-stable using method win32. Good.
Nov 27 20:21:40.500 [Nota] Opening Socks listener on 127.0.0.1:9050
Nov 27 20:21:40.500 [Nota] Opening Control listener on 127.0.0.1:9051
Nov 27 20:21:40.609 [Nota] Parsing GEOIP file C:\Documents and Settings\3L!() Pr473$\Application Data\tor\geoip.
Nov 27 20:21:42.187 [Nota] OpenSSL OpenSSL 1.0.1c 10 May 2012 looks like version 0.9.8m or later; I will try SSL_OP to enable renegotiation
Nov 27 20:21:43.281 [Nota] We now have enough directory information to build circuits.
Nov 27 20:21:43.281 [Nota] Bootstrapped 80%: Connecting to the Tor network.
Nov 27 20:21:43.281 [Nota] New control connection opened.
Nov 27 20:21:44.375 [Nota] Bootstrapped 85%: Finishing handshake with first hop.
Nov 27 20:21:45.687 [Nota] Bootstrapped 90%: Establishing a Tor circuit.
Nov 27 20:21:47.718 [Nota] Tor has successfully opened a circuit. Looks like client functionality is working.
Nov 27 20:21:47.718 [Nota] Bootstrapped 100%: Done.
Nov 27 20:22:10.468 [Nota] New control connection opened.
Nov 27 20:25:18.640 [Nota] Tor v0.2.2.39 (git-bec76476efb71549). This is experimental software. Do not rely on it for strong anonymity. (Running on Windows XP Service Pack 3 [workstation])
Nov 27 20:25:18.640 [Nota] Initialized libevent version 2.0.20-stable using method win32. Good.
Nov 27 20:25:18.640 [Nota] Opening Socks listener on 127.0.0.1:9050
Nov 27 20:25:18.640 [Nota] Opening Control listener on 127.0.0.1:9051
Nov 27 20:25:18.750 [Nota] Parsing GEOIP file C:\Documents and Settings\3L!() Pr473$\Application Data\tor\geoip.
Nov 27 20:25:20.171 [Nota] OpenSSL OpenSSL 1.0.1c 10 May 2012 looks like version 0.9.8m or later; I will try SSL_OP to enable renegotiation
Nov 27 20:25:21.484 [Nota] We now have enough directory information to build circuits.
Nov 27 20:25:21.484 [Nota] Bootstrapped 80%: Connecting to the Tor network.
Nov 27 20:25:21.484 [Nota] New control connection opened.
Nov 27 20:25:22.687 [Nota] Bootstrapped 85%: Finishing handshake with first hop.
Nov 27 20:25:23.125 [Nota] Bootstrapped 90%: Establishing a Tor circuit.
Nov 27 20:25:31.765 [Nota] Tor has successfully opened a circuit. Looks like client functionality is working.
Nov 27 20:25:31.765 [Nota] Bootstrapped 100%: Done.
Nov 27 20:25:48.812 [Nota] New control connection opened.
Nov 27 20:26:29.218 [Nota] Tor v0.2.2.39 (git-bec76476efb71549). This is experimental software. Do not rely on it for strong anonymity. (Running on Windows XP Service Pack 3 [workstation])
Nov 27 20:26:29.218 [Nota] Initialized libevent version 2.0.20-stable using method win32. Good.
Nov 27 20:26:29.218 [Nota] Opening Socks listener on 127.0.0.1:9050
Nov 27 20:26:29.218 [Nota] Opening Control listener on 127.0.0.1:9051
Nov 27 20:26:29.437 [Nota] Parsing GEOIP file C:\Documents and Settings\3L!() Pr473$\Application Data\tor\geoip.
Nov 27 20:26:30.859 [Nota] OpenSSL OpenSSL 1.0.1c 10 May 2012 looks like version 0.9.8m or later; I will try SSL_OP to enable renegotiation
Nov 27 20:26:32.171 [Nota] We now have enough directory information to build circuits.
Nov 27 20:26:32.171 [Nota] Bootstrapped 80%: Connecting to the Tor network.
Nov 27 20:26:32.171 [Nota] New control connection opened.
Nov 27 20:26:33.265 [Nota] Bootstrapped 85%: Finishing handshake with first hop.
Nov 27 20:26:33.593 [Nota] Bootstrapped 90%: Establishing a Tor circuit.
Nov 27 20:26:39.937 [Nota] Tor has successfully opened a circuit. Looks like client functionality is working.
Nov 27 20:26:39.937 [Nota] Bootstrapped 100%: Done.

Gratefull

Hi can someone please tell me why TorBrowser keeps changing my Home Page? In Tools - Options - General, the homepage is always "https://check.torproject.org/xxxxxxxxxxxxxx". I have tried several times to change it to simply "https://check.torproject.org/" (without the slash /xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx - (extra stuff on the address, to see if torbrower is uptodate).

BUT IT CHANGES BACK! How does Tor Browers have the power to control the Home page setting? Isn't this kind of exploitable?

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