Tweaking the TOR server can be beneficial, because in its default setting the server requests are very slow. By simply editing a tor – related file, we can improve the speed a bit.
Open a TOR configuration file torrc in the terminal:
sudo gedit ~/.vidalia/torrc
Paste this at the beginning of the settings:
# Set the Tor Circuit Build time to find faster tor servers, increments of seconds
# Connections while Tor is not in use
# Force Tor to consider whether to build a new circuit every X seconds
# Set How many entry guards we should we keep at a time
Save and restart the Vidalia server for changes to take effect.