How to install the mullvard VPN on ubuntu

Those are the steps to install MUllvard open vpn

1- Using NetworkManager on Ubuntu 16.04 or newer

2- Open a terminal and issue sudo apt-get install openvpn network-manager-openvpn network-manager-openvpn-gnome.

3- In a browser, navigate to our Configuration files page.

4- Fill out the form. Under Platform, Android needs to be selected.

5-Click Download to save the configuration file.

6-Click on the Network icon.

7-Click on VPN-Connections > Configure VPN.

8-Click on Add.

9-Select Import a saved vpn configuration.

10-Navigate to where you saved the downloaded file, select it and then click open.

11-In the user name field, enter your Mullvad account number.

12-In the password field, enter "m".

13-Click Save.

14-Issue sudo nano -w /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf and change "dns=dnsmasq" to "#dns=dnsmasq", then save.

15-Issue sudo service network-manager restart in a terminal.

16-Click on Network icon > VPN Connections > Mullvad_xx ("xx" is the country you selected to connect).

My question is, what is that 14th step?

Solution 1:

I am not sure what you really need - but you asked about step 14

This instructs you to use an editor (suggested: nano) to edit the file /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf for which you need root permissions (therefore sudo is used).

What you should do in that file: find a line


and put a # at the beginning, which "comments out" the line so that the instruction/option is switched off. In this case this prevents the DNS-resolver from asking/using the service dnsmasq.

the switch -w tells nano to not insert extra line breaks into the file. See man (1) nano (which you can see by typing man nano).