What OS are you using? Also I’m a little confused. Do you mean you want to tunnel Tor through a VPN like this?
USER → VPN → TOR → Internet
You would use this chain to hide your Tor use from your ISP or for added security if you are using public Wi-Fi
You should try to explain how you want to chain your tunnels by quoting examples in the tunnel instructions. Either that or explain what you want to accomplish. (e.i. Use a VPN to hide my Tor use from my ISP, connect to a bridge before Tor to hide my Tor usage from my ISP, etc.)
If you are trying to ( user → vpn → tor → internet ) you want to configure your VPN on the host . How to do this will be dependent on your host operating system and type of VPN solution you want to use ( openvpn ? ) Keep in mind configuring a VPN on the host is not Whonix specific and you should consult your host operating system documentation and perhaps your OS has a help forum. You could also seek help on a forum like Stack Exchange.
If you need help setting up a VPN inside Whonix-ws or Whonix-gw that is a different story. There are plenty of people on the forum that would be more than happy to help you. No monetary compensation is necessary. However, if you wish to make a donation to the Whonix project…
I will do my best to help you out but you need to understand a few things
I’m not an “expert”( I’m not even close to being an expert ) I come to the forum to get help just like you and to help other users when I can.
Helping you by IM may not be possible. Finding a time when we are both available may not be likely.
If you are trying to get your VPN providers GUI to function inside Whonix gateway then I can’t help you with that. ( sorry ) If you are starting the VPN in the konsole/terminal then I can help you with that.
I don’t use Virtual Box, I use Qubes, so even if I can get it set up and functional on my box it does not mean I will be able to do the same for you.
This is what installing a VPN in Whonix gateway will do. The VPN provider will be limited to seeing Tor traffic, but not clearnet traffic.
Donating to Whonix is obligatory . I"ll try to help you regardless if you make one or not .
What exactly are you having trouble with? Do you have logs? Try to be as specific as you can.
I have configured a vpn inside whonix gateway on my box. If you have followed the instructrons here and are having difficulties I would be happy to help you out. I just need the output of a few commands.
ls -l /etc/openvpn
That command will tell me if you have the proper files in the directory and if they have the required permissions
I want to see how your configuration file is set up
sudo service openvpn@openvpn start
This will start the vpn if its not already started. There will be no output from this command.
sudo service openvpn@openvpn status -l
Output may indicate what the problem is.
sudo -u tunnel openvpn /etc/openvpn/openvpn.conf