BSPWM Network Manager VPN



Just started testing the new bspwm release and I’m having issues using Private Internet Access. I’ve installed their provided installer. It installs properly although it doesn’t log me in and allow me to make changes from the panel. Is their a work around this or is there a known method to make it work proper? Also from what I recall I chose one of the later options when choosing a kernel.


You could just configure a vpn connection manually in network manager. Just make sure that openvpn and networkmanager-openvpn are installed.


Is this the default panel? If so, that simply has no support for such things. You can try nmtui in terminal to see if it works.

Also, if your VPN has a tray icon, you can add a systemtray to use it. I recommend stalonetray.


Actually this should work fine, but using the AUR instead of their installer.
Undo your changes then make sure the following are installed :


Then you should be able to set up everything in NetworkManager


Install nm-connection-editor, there you can enable VPN stuff with a GUI. That’s how I do it. You can connect to an existing VPN connection with nmtui later, but I don’t know how to create a connection with CLI/TUI.