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Thread: Any way to get Private internet Access (PIA) installed?

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    Default Any way to get Private internet Access (PIA) installed?

    Hello!

    A couple of weeks ago I decided to Install Tumbleweed on my secondary machine to play around. I would like to use it more but when trying to install the PIA app it spills errors at me and when trying to modify the script the encoding is wrong. Has somebody maybe got it installed?

    JK.

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    Default Re: Any way to get Private internet Access (PIA) installed?

    Hello and welcome to these forums.
    The people here are a bunch of openSUSE users like you are. That means several things:
    • they are volunteers willing to help;
    • they are not clairvoyant;
    • thus they need your help to be able to help you.


    Thus, you have a nice story, but it fails factual information.

    Where are you trying to install that application from and how, what are the "errors spilled at you", etc.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Any way to get Private internet Access (PIA) installed?

    If by “Private internet Access” you mean the commercial VPN, this is a paid-for service and proprietary software. . Have you tried the providers “Professional support staff”?
    ~Thank you for sharing an interesting problem.
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    Default Re: Any way to get Private internet Access (PIA) installed?

    Quote Originally Posted by eng-int View Post
    If by “Private internet Access” you mean the commercial VPN, this is a paid-for service and proprietary software. . Have you tried the providers “Professional support staff”?
    That is indeed the service in question. I opened a support ticket there with no great hopes of success. On a side note, I believe they are in process of making their apps OpenSource. I have been under the impression that this is a very popular VPN among Linux users and was hoping that some Suse Users would have found a work around to install the app. The app offers better usability than simply configuring it with openvpn.

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    Default Re: Any way to get Private internet Access (PIA) installed?

    On Thu, 12 Jul 2018 16:26:03 +0000, curiousgecko wrote:

    > eng-int;2873289 Wrote:
    >> If by “Private internet Access” you mean the commercial VPN, this is a
    >> paid-for service and proprietary software. . Have you tried the
    >> providers “Professional support staff”?

    >
    > That is indeed the service in question. I opened a support ticket there
    > with no great hopes of success. On a side note, I believe they are in
    > process of making their apps OpenSource. I have been under the
    > impression that this is a very popular VPN among Linux users and was
    > hoping that some Suse Users would have found a work around to install
    > the app. The app offers better usability than simply configuring it with
    > openvpn.


    All well and good, but as hcvv said, when you're having errors, posting
    what the error messages are is what can help us help you.

    Otherwise, essentially, all you're saying is "my thing's broke" - there's
    not a lot anyone can do to help diagnose how to fix it without some
    detail.

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    Jim Henderson
    openSUSE Forums Administrator
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    Default Re: Any way to get Private internet Access (PIA) installed?

    Are you aware that you don't need to install the PIA client if you are simply trying to access PIA from the desktop? NetworkManager has very good native support for openVPN connections.

    Simply make sure you have the NetworkManager-openvpn package installed, then use NM's connection editor to set up each vpn connection. Its quite straightforward and very convenient to use.

    I use a separate connection for each PIA server I intend to use.

    EDIT: I missed your later reply, sorry for the noise

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