Proton VPN Common Issues: :zorin:-Tutorial (Fix No Internet)

Special Instructions for Problems with Proton VPN Connections:

:zorin:At the time of writing, Proton VPN versioning was at while running Zorin OS 17 Pro.:zorin:

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The following applies to you if you:

  • Observe that you can only browse to if you use your VPN.
  • Observe an inordinate increase in PAGE 404 loaded in your browser.
  • Observe or experience low cash flow and frequent trips to Circuit City for new computer hardware, because no intorwebz and it went through the wall one too many times.
  • Enjoy following sequential steps found online.

1. Proton VPN Installation & Setup:

  • If not installed, navigate to the PVPN Downloads page and download your application, then proceed to install normally.


If you previously installed PVPN, * had your Kill Switch enabled, and you did not disable it before uninstalling PVPN:

Allocate some special talent points when you get to Step 3 in the NOTES section of the page, entitled "How to disable the kill switch if you have uninstalled the app."

Please, take a quick minute to read below:

FAQ has easily been one of the strongest abilities in the game since we first thought our deceased lit the brightest of campfires in the sky for some raw dino ribs and story time. Far from being fun facts; Primordial-FAQs were the direct result of our ancestors being asked the same questions over and over; we just didn't have version checking, religion, and ancient SHA retronyms.

2. Proton VPN Configuration:

  • You typically have two options for a VPN config file:

    • Create a personalized configuration file
    • Download a PVPN pre-built configuration file from their website.
      • (hint: it's on the same page as the PVPN installation/setup instructions above)
  • Alternatively, you may also scroll down the page for a Wireshark config file process and a process for installing PVPN on your Open Source Router.


Never download third-party (unofficial/untrusted) configuration files. If you want to download binaries and config files from someone on reddit, at least browse through the code, but you do you and risk that boo-boo - we warned you.



  • If you've had similar issues as those experienced by @Hdky:
  • If you had a similar issue as @kzhe:
  • If you've become cross-eyed and started losing your mind searching through the myriad ask[Distro] and exchange sites for the TLDR that doesn't exist...

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  • If you prefer reddit-based results you've already found on google:

  • Thanks to @swarfendor437's stupendous sleuthing for this LinuxMint fix involving a quick command to finalize an uninstall of Proton: