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How to Setup OpenVPN on MX Linux 19.1

Jun 04, 2020
Sep 24, 2020
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The following is required for OpenVPN client to work on MX Linux:

  • A working installation of MX Linux (This guide uses MX Linux 19.1 64-bit)
  • A device with internet access.
  • Own a premium PureVPN account (If you do not already own one, you can buy a subscription from here)


1 First, open the web browser (Firefox) and download the PureVPN OpenVPN configuration files by clicking here and extracting them.

2 Then go to the Launcher option and select/open the “Xfce Terminal” from there.

3 Now you need to install OpenVPN packages. Type the following commands one by one:

  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install openvpn
  • sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn
  • sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn-gnome
4 Click on “Ethernet Network Connections” Icon then “VPN Connections” and then select “Add a VPN Connection…” option.

5 Select ‘Import a saved VPN Configuration…’ from the drop-down list under the VPN Connection Type and click on “Create” button.

6 Go to the folder where you have downloaded the OpenVPN files and select your desired .ovpn file to connect.

7 When the new window appears, complete the fields as below:

  • Insert Connection name: PureVPN
  • Insert Gateway: (already selected/entered)
  • Connection Type: Password from drop down menu
  • Insert Username provided by PureVPN
  • Insert Password provided by PureVPN
  • CA Certificate: Already uploaded.
  • Сlick “Save” button.

8 Click on “Save” and close the “Networks” window.

9 Now Click on Ethernet Network Connections” Icon, go the “VPN Connections” tab and click on the newly created VPN connection, to connect to PureVPN.

10 You are now connected to PureVPN!

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