I just purchased a vpn through NORD and I am following the steps they layout on their site but it is not working for me.


  1. Get the NordVPN repo setup .deb package You can Download the file here or at the top of this page

  2. Install the NordVPN repository Open the terminal and run the following: sudo apt-get install {/path/to/}nordvpn-release_1.0.0_all.deb

  3. Update the apt-get package list Type this command: sudo apt-get update

  4. Install NordVPN Almost there! Enter the last command to install NordVPN: sudo apt-get install nordvpn

After I run the install nordvpn command I get this message"

sudo apt-get install nordvpn Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done nordvpn is already the newest version (3.2.0-4). 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 632 not upgraded.

So the next steps say to run

`5. Log in to your NordVPN account:

nordvpn login

  1. Connect to a NordVPN server:

nordvpn connect`

So I run nordvpn login but get the following:

nordvpn login Whoops! Cannot reach System Daemon.

I could not find the same issues on google/this site for someone trying to install NORDVPN on Kali Linux. Please help.

  • Also, you have 632 packages not upgraded. When was the last time you ran sudo apt upgrade? You need to do "upgrade" to apply software updates. – mchid Jul 25 at 10:11
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    Follow mchid answer if it won't work remove NordVPN completely including the configuration files update your system and install NordVPN freshly. – JoKeR Jul 31 at 21:43

It looks like the NordVPN is already installed.

However, according to this post on archlinux.org, you need to enable and start the systemd service for NordVPN.

Please run the following commands:

sudo systemctl enable nordvpnd
sudo systemctl start nordvpnd

Enabling the service will automatically start the service when you boot so you should only have to start the service once.

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