HTS is my best port of call for technical guidance, so here's my latest newbish question.
I've just installed Tor and Privoxy on my laptop (Xubuntu Jaunty, Firefox 3) with Torbutton, but I'm encountering some difficulties. Everything seems to be working fine, but I don't want to have it active all the time; it really slows down page loading; however, when I turn it off using the Torbutton, I'm completely unable to connect to any website at all. I've tried refreshing, restarting Firefox, rebooting, reloading the Tor service, but to no avail.
This wouldn't actually be a problem if I knew how to add exceptions to Privoxy, i.e. connect to certain websites without any extra security, but unfortunately, until someone educates me, I have no idea how to do this, or even if it's possible (google wasn't able to help me on that one). But I'd still rather fix the problem than ignore it.