I just installed Qubes 3.2, and I enabled Tor + Whonix Qubes at install time. Upon starting the anon-whonix qube and Tor Browser, a couple of strange things happen…
First, it always opens two tabs by default. The first tab is blank, the second tab is the Whonix home page (stored locally in /usr/share/ somewhere).
Second, when I try to visit any website like google.com or click on “IP check” in the Whonix home page, I get error that says:
The proxy server is refusing connections
Firefox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing connections.
Check the proxy settings to make sure that they are correct.
Contact your network administrator to make sure the proxy server is working.
Since this is a brand new installation, I was confused and started poking around. In the Tor Browser I noticed it also says “Tor disabled” when hovering over the onion icon and there’s an X over it.
Are there some settings I need to setup in the sys-whonix qube first before accessing Tor?
When performing a whonixcheck in anon-whonix qube, the result message looks normal:
INFO: SocksPort Test Result: Connected to Tor. IP: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
INFO: TransPort Test Result: Connected to Tor. IP: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
INFO: Stream Isolation Test Result: Functional.
INFO: Whonix News Result:
√ Up to date: whonix-workstation-packages-dependencies 3.4.2-1
INFO: Debian Package Update Check Result: No updates found via apt-get.
INFO: Whonix APT Repository: Enabled. When the Whonix team releases JESSIE updates, they will be AUTOMATICALLY installed (when you run apt-get dist-upgrade) along with updated packages from the Debian team. Please read https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Trust to understand the risk. If you want to change this, use:
dom0 -> Start Menu -> Template: whonix-ws -> Whonix Repository
Any ideas why I’m unable to access Tor or websites within anon-whonix? Or why Tor is disabled?
Thank you for your help, and apologies if this should have been posted on the Qubes forum.