[HOME] [DOWNLOAD] [DOCS] [NEWS] [SUPPORT] [TIPS] [ISSUES] [CONTRIBUTE] [DONATE]

Qubes 4.0.4 Whonix is not bootstrapping tor network

From the beginning of boot qubes 4.0.4, Qubes Whonix is not bootstrapping to Tor at all.
The [sys-whonix] Anon Connection Wizard is stuck at 45% phase: relaying tor connection and then time out, time is sane.

Is anything amiss here? Date and time are local to my area. In dom0 terminal Time zone is correct on my location. I tried to check by setting my hardware time according to UTC and it did not fix. Tor worked without issue after booting in older Qubes 3.2 on the same computers. I also checked whonix is working outside of qubes 4.0.4 in the same machine in windows when switching dual boot.

Hello, I tried all of the solutions listed on the troubleshooting page, but none of them worked. Whonix Tor doesn’t seem to be working at all. Anon Connection Wizard is stuck at 45% phase: Asking for relay descriptors.

Whonixcheck in syswhonix return ERROR: Tor Pid Check Result:
Tor not running. (tor_pid_message: Pid file /run/tor/tor.pid does not exist.)

The clock source deafault is Xen in Whonix, fedora. In dom0 the default is Tsc. How to disable the clocksource Xen and switch to Tsc inside whonix.

cat /sys/devices/system/clocksource/clocksource0/available_clocksource 
xen tsc
cat /sys/devices/system/clocksource/clocksource0/current_clocksource
xen

I tried to set the whonix clock manually by utc and randomized the clock. I also tried to set date time according utc in whonix gw15,ws15 and sys-whonix where I also set the hardware clock to utc. Nothing worked!!

Clearnet connectivity test has passed inside sys-whonix without tor network But failed in whonix gateway.

sudo -u clearnet UWT_DEV_PASSTHROUGH=1 curl --tlsv1.2 --proto =https -H 'Host: check.torproject.org' -k https://116.202.120.181

Tor browser is working and successfully bootstrapped in fedora qubes outside of whonix qubes. The only problem is bootstrapping and stuck at 45% only inside whonix qubes.

Antother Error is coming from whonixcheck this is it.
ERROR: Tor Connection Result:
Whonixcheck gave up waiting.
Tor Circuit: not established
Connection 45 % done. Tor reports: NOTICE BOOTSTRAP PROGRESS=45 TAG=requesting_descriptors SUMMARY=“Asking for relay descriptors”
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?
  • Network Obstacle

This is a major issue.

Run a Configuration Check.

anon-verify

Log Analysis

sudo anon-log

This…

And this…

Cannot both be an issue at the same time. The first is an issue of Tor starting at all. The second is an issue of Tor not being able to fully bootstrap.

The first issue of Tor not starting at all can likely be fixed with a proper installation of Qubes-Whonix as per HowTo: Install the Stable Version of Qubes-Whonix ™ 15

The second issue I probably cannot help with. Tor being functional in another VM (Tor Browser) + Tor not able to connect in sys-whonix, breaking in the middle… Nothing that Whonix does should be capable of producing such issues.

I have reinstalled the whonix again but I am facing the same problem like beginning anon connection wizard stuck at bootstrapping. please tell me the solution. How get whonix working?

The error is showing in whonixchek.
Tor Connection Result:
Tor’s Control Port could not be reached!

Currently the system time settings:
In dom0 = MY Local RTC time
In syswhonix = UTC
In GW = UTC
In WS = UTC

Your system has an uncommon high number of different issues. Are you doing something special/extra such as changing Tor configuration?

Please provide instructions on how to reproduce this issue as per:

Ok, unrelated for the following issue.

$ anon-verify
/===================================================================\
|                      Report Summary                               |
\===================================================================/
No error detected in your Tor configuration.
Tor verify exit code: 0
/===================================================================\
|                      Tor Full Report                              |
\===================================================================/
May 25 11:16:31.230 [notice] Tor 0.4.5.7 running on Linux with Libevent 2.1.8-stable, OpenSSL 1.1.1d, Zlib 1.2.11, Liblzma 5.2.4, Libzstd 1.3.8 and Glibc 2.28 as libc.
May 25 11:16:31.230 [notice] Tor can't help you if you use it wrong! Learn how to be safe at https://www.torproject.org/download/download#warning
May 25 11:16:31.230 [notice] Read configuration file "/usr/share/tor/tor-service-defaults-torrc".
May 25 11:16:31.230 [notice] Read configuration file "/etc/tor/torrc".
May 25 11:16:31.233 [notice] Processing configuration path "/etc/torrc.d/" at recursion level 1.
May 25 11:16:31.233 [notice] Including configuration file "/etc/torrc.d//60_network.conf".
May 25 11:16:31.233 [notice] Including configuration file "/etc/torrc.d//65_gateway.conf".
May 25 11:16:31.233 [notice] Including configuration file "/etc/torrc.d//65_leak_tests.conf".
May 25 11:16:31.233 [notice] Including configuration file "/etc/torrc.d//70_workstation.conf".
May 25 11:16:31.233 [notice] Processing configuration path "/usr/share/tor/tor-service-defaults-torrc.anondist" at recursion level 2.
May 25 11:16:31.233 [notice] Including configuration file "/usr/share/tor/tor-service-defaults-torrc.anondist".
May 25 11:16:31.233 [notice] Including configuration file "/etc/torrc.d//95_whonix.conf".
May 25 11:16:31.233 [notice] Processing configuration path "/usr/local/etc/torrc.d/" at recursion level 2.
May 25 11:16:31.233 [notice] Including configuration file "/usr/local/etc/torrc.d//40_tor_control_panel.conf".
May 25 11:16:31.233 [notice] Including configuration file "/usr/local/etc/torrc.d//50_user.conf".
May 25 11:16:31.234 [warn] Option 'DisableNetwork' used more than once; all but the last value will be ignored.
May 25 11:16:31.234 [notice] You configured a non-loopback address '10.137.0.10:5300' for DNSPort. This allows everybody on your local network to use your machine as a proxy. Make sure this is what you wanted.
May 25 11:16:31.234 [notice] You configured a non-loopback address '10.137.0.10:9040' for TransPort. This allows everybody on your local network to use your machine as a proxy. Make sure this is what you wanted.
Configuration was valid
/===================================================================\
|                 Used Tor Configuration Files                      |
\===================================================================/
10 files are used as Tor configuration files: 
/usr/share/tor/tor-service-defaults-torrc /etc/tor/torrc /etc/torrc.d/60_network.conf /etc/torrc.d/65_gateway.conf /etc/torrc.d/65_leak_tests.conf /etc/torrc.d/70_workstation.conf /usr/share/tor/tor-service-defaults-torrc.anondist /etc/torrc.d/95_whonix.conf /usr/local/etc/torrc.d/40_tor_control_panel.conf /usr/local/etc/torrc.d/50_user.conf
=====================================================================
$ sudo anon-log
tor.service:

Starting Anonymizing overlay network for TCP (multi-instance-master)...
Started Anonymizing overlay network for TCP (multi-instance-master).

/run/tor/log:

May 25 11:05:41.000 [notice] Tor 0.4.5.7 opening new log file.
May 25 11:05:41.239 [notice] We compiled with OpenSSL 1010104f: OpenSSL 1.1.1d  10 Sep 2019 and we are running with OpenSSL 1010104f: 1.1.1d. These two versions should be binary compatible.
May 25 11:05:41.240 [notice] Tor 0.4.5.7 running on Linux with Libevent 2.1.8-stable, OpenSSL 1.1.1d, Zlib 1.2.11, Liblzma 5.2.4, Libzstd 1.3.8 and Glibc 2.28 as libc.
May 25 11:05:41.240 [notice] Tor can't help you if you use it wrong! Learn how to be safe at https://www.torproject.org/download/download#warning
May 25 11:05:41.246 [notice] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections.
May 25 11:05:41.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 0% (starting): Starting
May 25 11:05:41.000 [notice] Starting with guard context "default"
May 25 11:05:41.000 [notice] Delaying directory fetches: DisableNetwork is set.
May 25 11:05:41.000 [notice] Signaled readiness to systemd
May 25 11:05:41.000 [notice] Received reload signal (hup). Reloading config and resetting internal state.
May 25 11:05:41.000 [notice] Opened Control listener connection (ready) on /run/tor/control
May 25 11:05:41.000 [notice] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections.
May 25 11:07:54.000 [notice] Interrupt: exiting cleanly.
May 25 11:07:54.337 [notice] We compiled with OpenSSL 1010104f: OpenSSL 1.1.1d  10 Sep 2019 and we are running with OpenSSL 1010104f: 1.1.1d. These two versions should be binary compatible.
May 25 11:07:54.338 [notice] Tor 0.4.5.7 running on Linux with Libevent 2.1.8-stable, OpenSSL 1.1.1d, Zlib 1.2.11, Liblzma 5.2.4, Libzstd 1.3.8 and Glibc 2.28 as libc.
May 25 11:07:54.338 [notice] Tor can't help you if you use it wrong! Learn how to be safe at https://www.torproject.org/download/download#warning
May 25 11:07:54.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 0% (starting): Starting
May 25 11:07:54.000 [notice] Starting with guard context "default"
May 25 11:07:54.000 [notice] Signaled readiness to systemd
May 25 11:07:54.000 [notice] Received reload signal (hup). Reloading config and resetting internal state.
May 25 11:07:54.000 [notice] Opened Control listener connection (ready) on /run/tor/control
May 25 11:07:54.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 5% (conn): Connecting to a relay
May 25 11:07:54.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 10% (conn_done): Connected to a relay
May 25 11:07:55.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 14% (handshake): Handshaking with a relay
May 25 11:07:56.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 15% (handshake_done): Handshake with a relay done
May 25 11:07:56.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 20% (onehop_create): Establishing an encrypted directory connection
May 25 11:07:56.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 25% (requesting_status): Asking for networkstatus consensus
May 25 11:07:56.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 30% (loading_status): Loading networkstatus consensus
May 25 11:11:24.000 [notice] Interrupt: exiting cleanly.

vanguards.service:

Started Additional protections for Tor onion services.
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:42 2021]: Creating new vanguard state file at: /var/lib/tor/vanguards.state
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:42 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:42 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:42 2021]: Tor daemon connection failed: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:43 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:43 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:44 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:44 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:45 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:45 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:46 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:46 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:47 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:47 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:48 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:48 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:49 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:49 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:50 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:50 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:51 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:51 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:52 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:52 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:52 2021]: Tor daemon connection failed: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:53 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:53 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:54 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:54 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:55 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:55 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:56 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:56 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:57 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:57 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:58 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:58 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:59 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:05:59 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:00 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:00 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:01 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:01 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:02 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:02 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
WARNING[Tue May 25 11:06:02 2021]: Tor daemon connection failed: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:03 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:03 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:04 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:04 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:05 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:05 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:06 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:06 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:07 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:08 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:09 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:09 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:10 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:10 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:11 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:11 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:12 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:12 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:13 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:13 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
WARNING[Tue May 25 11:06:13 2021]: Tor daemon connection failed: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:14 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:14 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:15 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:15 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:16 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:16 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:17 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:17 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:18 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:18 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:19 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:19 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:20 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:20 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:21 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:21 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:22 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:22 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:06:23 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:28 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:30 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:30 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:31 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:31 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:32 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:32 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:33 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:33 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:34 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:34 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:35 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:35 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:36 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:36 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
WARNING[Tue May 25 11:08:36 2021]: Tor daemon connection failed: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:37 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:37 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:38 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:38 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:39 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:39 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:40 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:40 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:41 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:41 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:42 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:42 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:43 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:43 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:44 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:44 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:45 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:45 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:46 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:46 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
WARNING[Tue May 25 11:08:46 2021]: Tor daemon connection failed: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:47 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:47 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:48 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:48 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:49 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:49 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:50 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:50 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:51 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:51 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:52 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:52 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:53 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:53 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:54 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:54 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:55 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:55 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:56 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:56 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
WARNING[Tue May 25 11:08:56 2021]: Tor daemon connection failed: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:57 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:57 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:58 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:58 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cannot read /var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/tor/cached-microdesc-consensus'. Trying again...
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:59 2021]: Vanguards 0.3.1 connected to Tor 0.4.5.7 using stem 1.7.1
NOTICE[Tue May 25 11:08:59 2021]: Tor needs descriptors: Cann

I did not do anything extra. I just followed the troubleshooting instruction and tried to set time manually but it did not worked and then I uninstalled/removed whonix then reinstalled it again. The bootstrapping stuck problem still does not fix. The same problem and same error only inside whonix. But the tor browser is working fine outside whonix. I have installed tor browser bundle inside fedora qubes, It successfully bootstrapped in fedora qubes and using tor browser there separately. I need the whonix working in qubes 4.0.4. I guess the problem in whonix 15 only because I have tested whonix 14 in qubes 3.2 old version and it worked fine. Seems Whonix 15 in qubes has port/pid problem and for this connection is not bootstrapping at all. Is there any way in qubes os for soving problem via anydesk/teamviewer and would you help,please?

VNC is possible in theory but I won’t use it due to legal reasons.

Remote Administration - Whonix

And well… Qubes - SSH (soon VNC) into Qubes dom0 - Testers Wanted! requires already functional Whonix.

Very, very few (none in months as far as I can remember) such reports.

Meaning DisableNetwork 1 is still set. In other words, Tor still disabled.

Use anon-connection-wizard (ACW) only once. Or once more. And then leave it. Don’t use it over an over again. There’s really no use. There’s no magic.
All it does is create file /usr/local/etc/torrc.d/40_tor_control_panel.conf and restarts Tor.
More details here:
Unsuitable Connectivity Troubleshooting Tools
If it still doesn’t work, don’t re-use ACW. It won’t help.

If you don’t need bridges (if didn’t need in other VM), then a simpler way to enable Tor with just one line…

sudo setup-dist-noninteractive 1

After that…


cat /usr/local/etc/torrc.d/40_tor_control_panel.conf

Expected output:

# Do not edit this file!
# Please add modifications to the following file instead:
# /usr/local/etc/torrc.d/50_user.conf
DisableNetwork 0

Then re-rerun sudo anon-log. It should no longer “DisableNetwork is set.”. It might show that but not after the latest restart (indicated by “[notice] Interrupt: exiting cleanly.”). Or should not show “DisableNetwork is set.” after reboot (just a shorter, easier to read Tor log).

If you reach this part…

That’s actually “progress”. That’s “only” a connection issue.
But “Tor not running”, Tor disabled or failed Tor control connection are “worse” error conditions.

In that case, perhaps just wait longer. Then restart systemcheck. Tor might finish bootstrapping eventually.

Once there what you can also try:
Tor Consensus Re-Download

Another less safe (but not less safe then re-installing Tor Browser Bundle), see documented risks, last resort:
Unsafe Guard Rotation Methods

In a dom0 prompt, try:
qvm-features sys-whonix ipv6 ‘’
(Two single quotes, not a double quote.)

[Imprint] [Privacy Policy] [Cookie Policy] [Terms of Use] [E-Sign Consent] [DMCA] [Contributors] [Investors] [Priority Support] [Professional Support]