vpnbook setup error

All Gurus once were Newbies
Forum rules
There are no such things as "stupid" questions. However if you think your question is a bit stupid, then this is the right place for you to post it. Please stick to easy to-the-point questions that you feel people can answer fast. For long and complicated questions prefer the other forums within the support section.
Before you post please read how to get help
Post Reply
User avatar
Seadreamer
Level 3
Level 3
Posts: 152
Joined: Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:12 pm

vpnbook setup error

Post by Seadreamer » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:14 pm

I am trying to get a vpn set up and decided to try vpnbook. In following their instructions for Ubuntu I got this error.

Code: Select all

WARNING: No server certificate verification method has been enabled
Is there a simple answer to this? Everything I can find on google might as well be in Chinese. No offence meant to anyone who is really Chinese. :D

Code: Select all

System:    Host: greybeard-All-Series Kernel: 4.15.0-36-generic x86_64
           bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
           Desktop: MATE 1.20.1 (Gtk 2.24.32) Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine:   Device: desktop System: ASUS product: All Series serial: N/A
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: MAXIMUS VII HERO v: Rev 1.xx serial: N/A
           UEFI [Legacy]: American Megatrends v: 3503 date: 04/18/2018
Battery    hidpp__0: charge: N/A condition: NA/NA Wh
           model: Logitech Wireless Mouse M510 status: Discharging
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-4790K (-MT-MCP-) 
           arch: Haswell rev.3 cache: 8192 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 31984
           clock speeds: max: 4400 MHz 1: 1750 MHz 2: 1781 MHz 3: 1414 MHz
           4: 1766 MHz 5: 1793 MHz 6: 1675 MHz 7: 1788 MHz 8: 1790 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GP104 [GeForce GTX 1080] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: nvidia (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1080/PCIe/SSE2
           version: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.77 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 9 Series Family HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Card-2 NVIDIA GP104 High Def. Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-36-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection (2) I218-V
           driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: f040 bus-ID: 00:19.0
           IF: eno1 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR93xx Wireless Network Adapter
           driver: ath9k bus-ID: 04:00.0
           IF: wlp4s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 5265.1GB (53.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: MKNSSDCR240GB size: 240.1GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: WDC_SSC size: 256.1GB
           ID-3: /dev/sdc model: WDC_WD7501AALS size: 750.2GB
           ID-4: /dev/sdd model: Samsung_SSD_840 size: 250.1GB
           ID-5: /dev/sde model: SanDisk_SDSSDP25 size: 256.1GB
           ID-6: /dev/sdf model: MKNSSDRE512GB size: 512.1GB
           ID-7: USB /dev/sdg model: My_Passport_0741 size: 2000.4GB
           ID-8: USB /dev/sdh model: Expansion size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 21G used: 8.4G (43%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
           ID-2: /home size: 347G used: 158G (48%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdc1
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 4.42GB used: 0.00GB (0%)
           fs: swap dev: /dev/sdc5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C gpu: 0.0:46C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info:      Processes: 230 Uptime: 3:15 Memory: 2476.1/15983.6MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191) inxi: 2.3.56 
Homebrew Intel system
LinuxMint 19 Mate

User avatar
Seadreamer
Level 3
Level 3
Posts: 152
Joined: Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:12 pm

Re: vpnbook setup error

Post by Seadreamer » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:17 pm

OK, I got it to work. It still gives me the same error but my IP address went from Oregon to Thailand. So I guess it works, it is slow. My email client, Thunderbird, doesn't work is that normal? This is my first attempt at a vpn so I know nothing. Is being from Thailand normal?

Thanks,
Homebrew Intel system
LinuxMint 19 Mate

User avatar
phd21
Level 18
Level 18
Posts: 8806
Joined: Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:42 pm
Location: Florida

Re: vpnbook setup error

Post by phd21 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:26 pm

Hi Seadreamer,

Run this command or install "resolvconf", "easy-rsa", "openvpn", and "network-manager-openvpn" from the "Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)". The openvpn packages are normally pre-installed already in all Linux Mint editions and versions.

Code: Select all

sudo apt install resolvconf easy-rsa openvpn network-manager-openvpn
Then, See these posts:

Video link - Linux Mint 18.x How to add a VPN connection and change DNS Server IP addresses - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8ajoFkdeuE

There are 2 really good links in these posts, look for:
How to Establish An OpenVPN Connection in Ubuntu
How to Establish An OpenVPN Connection in Ubuntu 14.04 (Linux Mint 17.x)

Network Manager not using VPN - Linux Mint Forums
viewtopic.php?f=53&t=266820&hilit=vpnbook

vpn [SOLVED] - Linux Mint Forums
viewtopic.php?f=90&t=265922&hilit=vpnbook

Hope this helps ...
Phd21: Mint KDE 18.3 & 19, 64-bit Awesome OS, Ancient Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,4gb Ram,256gb SDD, Video: Intel 4 Graphics, DVD Lightscribe. Why I use KDE?:https://opensource.com/life/15/4/9-reasons-to-use-kde

Post Reply

Return to “Newbie Questions”