In order to use an openvpn connection on Linux Mint, one has two possibilities : use the usual command
sudo openvpn --config client.conf or to use a GUI. This is a guide to use a GUI.
Configure Linux Mint
- Download the files associated with your vpn connection and save them on your computer (to generate the vpn config files using Debian, see my previous post Install openvpn debian 8).
- Fire up a terminal (Ctrl+Alt + t) and type
sudo aptitude install network-manager-openvpn-gnome(type your admin password when prompted)
- Open the network connections panel (click on the menu icon and search for “network-connections”)
- Click Add > Import a Saved VPN configuration > Create
- Give it a connection name (let’s call it openvpn test) and note the ip address present in “gateway”
- Choose the
client.conffile that should be in the folder from step 1
- Click Save
Test the configuration
Go to https://whatismyipaddress.com/ and write down your ip adress. Click on the network connection icon and the toggle the button next to “vpn connection”. After a few seconds, you should see the following message:
Wait for 10 seconds, reload https://whatismyipaddress.com/. The ip adress should now be the same as the one you noted in step 5 (the ip address of the gateway).
Thanks to cyberghost for their useful tutorial.