How to install OpenVPN in Ubuntu MATE 16.04?

I am using Private Internet Access - OpenVPN, but I cant get it to work in Mate 16.04…
“- Is there any one out there” ho has the same issues ore even solved it
maybe ??

Private Internet Access has just now started to make guidelines for installations for Linux / Debian distroes through their Forum.


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Hi SpacePunk,

I have used the procedure given at the link below to get PIA working on two Ubuntu MATE 16.04 systems.

The PIA install script will produce an error about nmcli. After the script finishes type:

sudo systemctl restart NetworkManager.service

If VPN connections cannot be edited from the panel choice ‘Edit Network Connection’, but you can edit Wireless or Wired:

sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn-gnome


To remove an undesired PIA server remove the connection file for that server.
For example, to delete the Brazil server:

sudo rm “/etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/PIA - Brazil.ovpn”



THANKS to @Eric49 for your "solving" input. I say "solving" because I am not sure if your recipe were the one ho got me connected with pia. If I just had the skills it seems that your settings would most certainly work. The thing is that I am an idiot when it comes to terminal work.... I have stayed with Ubuntu for the last couple of years and Ill probably reach confidence before I think I will. But for now I am just hanging on to logic and all the settings I have been through and… “what do you say” I actually got connected to day. Don’t ask me how ore what I did. It`s all a blur after 4-5 hours of trying to make the terminal my friend.