Which one and how can I install a VPN service on Linux Mint to access resources (npm packages install, Docker, and so on) not accessible from my country?

In Windows I use Psiphon, but I can't find anything similar for Linux.

  • Is tor accessible to you?
    – davidt930
    Oct 15, 2023 at 13:02
  • @davidt930, yes Tor browser work for me
    – Francisco
    Oct 15, 2023 at 13:12
  • I have downloaded Tor browser from Tor project website, but wen I try to install from Tor browser launcher (installed from repo) it give 404 error.
    – Francisco
    Oct 15, 2023 at 13:20
  • TOR Bundle doesn't require installation. Simply download and extract the file somewhere. The simply run "start tor..." Oct 15, 2023 at 20:26

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First you need a tor client. You can install it from package manager. Since you can't install it from package manager and you already have Tor Browser, you can use tor client that is packaged with the Tor Browser. Locate the tor binary and open a terminal and run


This should establish a connection with tor nodes and open a socks5 proxy listening on port 9050(if tor is already running you'll get a different socks5 port).

Now all you'll have to do is route your computers internet traffic through socks proxy. To do this goto start menu->network->network proxy -> manual. Then in the field socks host enter localhost and 9050.

Here is a screenshot Network Manager

Note: please don't use tor proxy with chrome or firefox.

Since you already use psiphon you can look for psiphon client for Linux[2].

[2] https://github.com/Psiphon-Labs/psiphon-tunnel-core-binaries

  • Ok, I had followed yours tips and it work but, I had to configure socket proxy on browser and terminal ,although is configured in networks setting like you indicated.
    – Francisco
    Oct 15, 2023 at 18:32
  • @Francisco It seems that Network Manager is using gsettings to set up proxy through socks5 port. I didn't realize this but it seems that you need gui applications to restart before they can use proxy set by gsettings. This is also true for gnome-terminal.
    – davidt930
    Oct 16, 2023 at 1:14
  • Also do not use tor with chrome or firefox. It may give you a false sense of anonymity.
    – davidt930
    Oct 16, 2023 at 1:20
  • thank you for suggestions. Really I need only for terminal, in case of web browsing I can use downloaded version of tor browser. I give the question as closed, and your answer accepted!!!
    – Francisco
    Oct 16, 2023 at 1:25

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