I'm attempting to install VPN on my Kali Linux Gnome 3 laptop. I've followed the instructions on this page https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/forum/discussion/18003/openvpn-step-by-step-setups-for-various-debian-based-linux-oss-with-videos-ubuntu-mint-debian

There is no network manager applet in my panel and whenever I try to start it in a shell with 'sudo nm-applet' I get:

(nm-applet:2858): libnotify-WARNING **: Failed to connect to proxy

(nm-applet:2858): nm-applet-WARNING **: Failed to show notification: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.freedesktop.Notifications was not provided by any .service files

My network-manager service is running btw. I look at the connection editor (nm-connection-editor) and the VPN is there but I cannot connect without the applet. I've looked at various solutions but none seem to work. If anyone can help I'd really appreciate it.


here is the good way to install PIA on Kali 2.0 : https://fra.privateinternetaccess.com/pages/client-support/ubuntu-openvpn

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