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    Question ExpressVPN Setup - It seems that the expressvpn daemon is not running.

    Hi,

    Almost have a 100% operational system...

    Trying to get ExpressVPN working.

    When I follow below instructions I get error in terminal:
    Code:
    jlp@new-host-3:~> expressvpn activate
    Cannot connect to expressvpnd daemon.
    
    It seems that the expressvpn daemon is not running. Please run "sudo service expressvpn restart" to start it.
    
    If the problem persists, please contact us.
    Any ideas?
    When I run "sudo service expressvpn restart" in terminal I get below:
    Code:
    jlp@new-host-3:~> sudo service expressvpn restart
    [sudo] password for root: 
    service: no such service expressvpn
    Instructions:
    https://www.expressvpn.com/support/v...linux/#install

    Thanks!

    Jesse

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    Default Re: ExpressVPN Setup - It seems that the expressvpn daemon is not running.

    Hi
    Does it provide a systemd service? Switch to root user;

    Code:
    su -
    systemctl status expressvpn
    On a side note openSUSE uses systemd so the likes of Ub* instructions may not work and sudoers is not really configured unless you do it...
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    Default Re: ExpressVPN Setup - It seems that the expressvpn daemon is not running.

    Tried that, did not work...

    Any other ideas?
    I really need my VPN to work...

    Jesse

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    Default Re: ExpressVPN Setup - It seems that the expressvpn daemon is not running.

    Quote Originally Posted by JeZ-l-Lee View Post
    Tried that, did not work...

    Any other ideas?
    I really need my VPN to work...

    Jesse
    Hi
    So there is no systemd service? I can't/won't go to the insecure site so perhaps follow up with the provider as to if there is a systemd service....
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    Default Re: ExpressVPN Setup - It seems that the expressvpn daemon is not running.

    Things you left out of your post...
    - Which installer did you download and run? - For the given choices, Fedora is typically the best try.
    - Did you reboot? Often if implemented as a service, whether it can be successfully started or not, it might be configured to start on boot.

    Also, to get a more descriptive error when something doesn't work (and you're manually invoking),
    You can capture your system events in real time by opening an elevated console, running the following command and leave it open as you do whatever might throw an error (in your case start the expressvpn service)
    Code:
    journalctl -f
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