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    Default configuring VPN + provider

    With the caveat that I'm new to linux and learning as I go, I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get this VPN thing running properly and would appreciate some advice. Last time I asked a question here I ended up solving it myself the next day, but I don't know if I'm going to get so lucky this time.

    I'm running openSUSE LEAP 42.3 on an older laptop, KDE desktop environment, and I'm test-driving (at least in theory) NordVPN. I followed all the instructions on setup, but while it seems to work in the terminal, in practice I end up with no internet, no matter which server I jump to. At this point I'm not even sure where to start looking for answers. Help me, openSUSE community, you're my only hope.

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    Default Re: configuring VPN + provider

    I'm running openSUSE LEAP 42.3 on an older laptop, KDE desktop environment, and I'm test-driving (at least in theory) NordVPN. I followed all the instructions on setup, but while it seems to work in the terminal, in practice I end up with no internet, no matter which server I jump to.
    You need to be more specific about what you mean by no internet. Do you mean you can't browse by host name?

    Can you ping an internet IP address eg Google DNS server?
    Code:
    ping 8.8.8.8
    What about by hostname?
    Code:
    ping google.com
    When you have the VPN connection activated, capture the following
    Code:
    ip route
    Code:
    grep name /etc/resolv.conf
    BTW, are you using NetworkManager to manage your connections? If so, you should be able to use the KDE connection editor to create the VPN connection if desired. The NordVPN guide shows how to do it using the Gnome NM front-end, but it's essentially the same for the KDE graphical front-end...
    https://nordvpn.com/tutorials/linux/openvpn/

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