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Old 12-15-2016, 08:51 PM   #1
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OpenVpn/PIA issues on all distros, need help, please

Hi guys, i'm not a noob to linux, have used mint and kali throughout the years.

But I have come to a networking problem I just can't seem to get right and I need some help. First let me preface this by saying I had installed PIA on Mint Rosa a bit back and it was a pain. Anyway I installed PIA applet and OpenVpn PIA configurations, tried different ports, gateways, blah blah, nothing. So I got pissed and installed peppermint os to try and install PIA. I did the same thing as with Mint and only was able to get the openvpn configured to connect to PIA servers. Even when I did, it's always resolving host.

I'm absolutely pissed at this point because I would love to get this dual boot going, but there is no point without VPN connection.

Really could use some insight from someone better than me, I appreciate it.
Old 12-17-2016, 01:03 AM   #2
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Linux Mint has just released a new PIA Manager (see which is not in the repositories yet but is available as a .deb package.

Another alternative is to use Fruho (
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I've found that using openvpn scripts directly is the only reliable way to use PIA. I could never get the PIA client to work correctly. I obtained the scripts from PIA support via email.
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I second the above opinion - keep it simple and just use openvpn with the PIA config files. That's the way I use it on my linux computers (Arch) and I found it infinitely preferable to the little "applet" that installs when you use PIA in Windows. My 2 cents ...



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