msgdispatcher_dispatch_x 'details' and 'more help' button to improve whonixcheck error messages etc. usability


ID: 456
PHID: PHID-TASK-wbd5d6aug3dwpysfvz3k
Author: Patrick
Status at Migration Time: open
Priority at Migration Time: Normal


@bnvk suggested to shrink various #whonixcheck error messages. For example…

[ERROR] [whonixcheck] Tor Bootstrap Result:
Whonixcheck gave up waiting after 120 seconds.
Tor Circuit: established
Bootstrapping 5 % done. Tor reports: NOTICE BOOTSTRAP PROGRESS=100 TAG=done SUMMARY=“Done”

Possible issues:

  • Is the host’s internet connection working?
  • Whonix-Gateway will need a few moments for bootstrapping the Tor network.
  • Do you live in a censored area?


Shut down Whonix and try to get the Tor Browser Bundle from
working on your host. If you cannot get the Tor Browser Bundle to work, you will most certainly not get Whonix to work either.

The Tor Browser Bundle is great for testing if you live in a censored area. If you need bridges for the Tor Browser Bundle,
you will need them for Whonix as well.

Try again: dom0 → Start Menu → ServiceVM: sys-whonix → Whonix Check
or in Terminal: whonixcheck
or in Terminal with debugging: whonixcheck --debug --verbose

Use arm, connection page two, to see if Tor is connected:
dom0 → Start Menu → ServiceVM: sys-whonix → Arm
or in Terminal: arm

  • to remove “after 120 seconds”
  • to have a Details button that expands upon click
  • to have a More Help button that opens a help file

This requires #msgcollector, namely msgdispatcher_dispatch_x (written in #python) modifications.



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