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vanmol 05-30-2020 12:38 PM

Totally Frustrataed
 
I want very much to leave Windows. I want to switch to Linux but must have a VPN, and there lies the problem. I had and liked PureVPN and just tried CyberGhost but with both I have been unable to configure them on Linux Mint 19.3 Alicia. The biggest problem is that the tutorial directions and my window options do not match. The second issue is the Terminal commands to not work. Not a spelling issue! Does anyone have a good window and linux VPN suggestion that has proven and detailed tutorials for installation? I hate to give up but this has really been a hassle. Frank

sp331yi 05-30-2020 04:26 PM

Does this old thread help?

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273 05-30-2020 04:56 PM

If you mean a VPN provider for changing the location from which you browse then I've used PIA, which had a GUI interface, and I'm using NordVPN, which only has (an easy to use) command line interface, which both install easily on Debian so should be fine on Mint.

TheTKS 05-30-2020 06:16 PM

Mullvad works for me on Ubuntu and Xubuntu. Instructions on the website are clear. GUI and CLI.

TKS

TB0ne 05-30-2020 06:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vanmol (Post 6129057)
I want very much to leave Windows. I want to switch to Linux but must have a VPN, and there lies the problem. I had and liked PureVPN and just tried CyberGhost but with both I have been unable to configure them on Linux Mint 19.3 Alicia. The biggest problem is that the tutorial directions and my window options do not match. The second issue is the Terminal commands to not work. Not a spelling issue! Does anyone have a good window and linux VPN suggestion that has proven and detailed tutorials for installation? I hate to give up but this has really been a hassle. Frank

Saying "terminal commands do not work" and "options do not match", tells us next to nothing. Post what you've done/tried and what message(s)/error(s) you get.

I use VPN's with zero problem, and have for years. And did you look at the PureVPN website, where they have step-by-step directions (including a section for Mint):
https://support.purevpn.com/article-...-started/linux
https://support.purevpn.com/setup-guide-for-mint

I'd use OpenVPN on that page. And have you contacted PureVPN support??? Since they support Linux, and you pay for PureVPN...you are also paying for support.

vanmol 05-31-2020 11:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TB0ne (Post 6129144)
Saying "terminal commands do not work" and "options do not match", tells us next to nothing. Post what you've done/tried and what message(s)/error(s) you get.

I use VPN's with zero problem, and have for years. And did you look at the PureVPN website, where they have step-by-step directions (including a section for Mint):
https://support.purevpn.com/article-...-started/linux
https://support.purevpn.com/setup-guide-for-mint

I'd use OpenVPN on that page. And have you contacted PureVPN support??? Since they support Linux, and you pay for PureVPN...you are also paying for support.


Alright I have just started a new Tutorial and right away I am stumped. Can you tell me how this is done? "Open a Terminal window and change the directory to the CyberGhost folder to install the CLI app." I tried the command cd cyberghost this is the name of the desktop folder that cyberghost is in. I get the error Not Found.

273 05-31-2020 11:50 AM

You can use the command::
Code:

ls
to list the contents of the current directory too what the directory you wish to change to is called. You can also type the first few letters of the directory after the cd command (case sensitive) then press the tab button to auto-complete the name.

vanmol 05-31-2020 12:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 273 (Post 6129349)
You can use the command::
Code:

ls
to list the contents of the current directory too what the directory you wish to change to is called. You can also type the first few letters of the directory after the cd command (case sensitive) then press the tab button to auto-complete the name.

Thanks for the response but I have been at this for the past 4 days. The install to Windows was very easy but I cannot, after following every tutorial I can find get it installed on my Linux partition. Enough, I just cancelled CyberGhost and got a refund. I will look for another VPN with easier instructions or just go back to PureVpn at a much higher cost. At least their Techs helped with detailed problems and not just direct me back to Tutorials that are not working for me as CyberGhost has done.

sp331yi 05-31-2020 12:59 PM

As always -- your choice, OP!

Hermani 05-31-2020 03:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vanmol (Post 6129355)
(..) At least their Techs helped with detailed problems and not just direct me back to Tutorials that are not working for me as CyberGhost has done.

You get what you pay for. Hope you're happy with your VPN now.

JJJCR 05-31-2020 09:16 PM

@OP have you heard about OpenVPN, it's free but I am not sure whether it meet your needs.
Anyway, here are the links:
- https://openvpn.net/vpn-server-resou...er-with-linux/
- https://openvpn.net/community-resour...lling-openvpn/

I think YT, Vimeo or other resources on the web should have good resource as well.

Good luck!

dc.901 06-01-2020 09:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vanmol (Post 6129347)
Alright I have just started a new Tutorial and right away I am stumped. Can you tell me how this is done? "Open a Terminal window and change the directory to the CyberGhost folder to install the CLI app." I tried the command cd cyberghost this is the name of the desktop folder that cyberghost is in. I get the error Not Found.

Incase if you do not know, Linux is case sensitive. So, CyberGhost is not same is cyberghost...
Only reason I mention this is because in your reply you mention: "cd cyberghost". And as per your tutorial: "Open a Terminal window and change the directory to the CyberGhost folder to install the CLI app."

So, try:
cd CyberGhost

GPGAgent 06-02-2020 05:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TB0ne (Post 6129144)
Saying "terminal commands do not work" and "options do not match", tells us next to nothing. Post what you've done/tried and what message(s)/error(s) you get.

I use VPN's with zero problem, and have for years. And did you look at the PureVPN website, where they have step-by-step directions (including a section for Mint):
https://support.purevpn.com/article-...-started/linux
https://support.purevpn.com/setup-guide-for-mint

I'd use OpenVPN on that page. And have you contacted PureVPN support??? Since they support Linux, and you pay for PureVPN...you are also paying for support.

Thanks for that, those links are very clear and simple


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