Thanks for the explanation. I tried the duckduckgo link you gave, but it told me "Server not found". I installed tor 0.2.3.25-i586-1vl70
, and did everything as described in your opening post. I have a firewall running (via vasm) so perhaps that is blocking it. I'll try to reboot and have the firewall disabled.
ETA: Nope, even after restarting with the firewall disabled, I still get the "Server not found" feedback.
ETA2: Okay, I figured out what I did wrong. In the last step I copied and pasted "file:///home/user/.mozilla/anyname" rather than "file:///home/mark/.mozilla/anyname". So, I changed that.
Now it does find the server, but it tells me:
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.