If you’re having trouble connecting to NordVPN on your Linux device, you can try making a few adjustments. Check if the issue persists after following each set of linux troubleshooting commands below.
1. Update the NordVPN app:
- Open the terminal.
- Type the following commands to update the app:
sudo apt update (or sudo apt-get update)
sudo apt upgrade (or sudo apt-get upgrade)
2. Reinstall the app:
- Type the following command to remove the app:
sudo apt --purge autoremove nordvpn* (or sudo apt-get --purge autoremove nordvpn*)
- Reinstall the app following our tutorial on how to install NordVPN on Linux.
3. If you see the “Whoops! Cannot reach System Daemon” error, enter the following commands:
sudo systemctl start nordvpnd
sudo systemctl enable nordvpnd
4. If you get an error message: “rotating: transport rotator: ptr timer is locked.”, try the following methods:
- Run the following command to restart the NordVPN daemon: sudo systemctl restart nordvpnd
- Try to disable IPv6 system-wide, as shown in this article.
5. If NordVPN is not connecting on Linux after you’ve tried all of the above, try connecting using the manual connection method.