Thanks for this amazing GNU/Linux distro, I absolutely LOVE it!
I’ve been working on this issue for like 3 days now! And I should mention I’ve been a linux user for over 10 years, so I tried a lot of stuff, anything I could think of or anything I found by searching or people telling me to do… No luck as of yet.
I’m on Whonix 15 (latest).
I use obfs4.
I’ve read the wiki page for connecting to VPN before TOR.
I tried the firewall settings and some other things provided in the wiki page.
I also messed with the whonix default firewall config, but don’t worry I changed them back to their defaults/original.
And, besides NordVPN, I’ve also tried Windscribe, Hide me, Mullvad, and Speedify. I don’t remember if I tried ProtonVPN but either way I can’t/don’t want to use proton because I’m already using it on my host OS. This is one of the reasons that I know the problem isn’t with me or nordvpn or anything else, and it’s most likely a problem with whonix, there are a lot of other reasons that I’m guessing this is a whonix issue based on them, trust me.
I’ve tried NordVPN on other systems and it works fine, the problem is only on Whonix Gateway.
Here’s an example output when I try using openvpn manually instead of using the nordvpn cli app: pastebin.com/bckvyP1r
(sorry for the pastebin link but I couldn’t use the Formatted text option IDK why! moderators please put my pastebin output in a code block thanks)
I can’t think of any other details that I can provide here for better support, but if you need anything just tell me and I’ll send it.
Your help will be much appreciated because this issue is driving me crazy!!! In my +10 years of linux experience I was never unable to solve a linux GUI/desktop problem for more than 3days! (Server problems are different)
I’m even open to donating some bitcoin to anyone who fixes this problem for me by helping me… (not a lot since I’m not rich and I live in a B-S- country!) (BTW the problem isn’t because of my region, like if NordVPN is blocking my region… This REALLY isn’t the problem, just trust me, if u don’t believe me u can see what I mean if you check on the whonix IRC (my discussion with user “Bla–M--” not gonna send his full username for privacy/anon reasons…) )
I hope I didn’t violate any rules (My donation suggestion/pastebin link) but if I did, please PLEASE just remove the violated part instead of banning me or something, I’m really desperate here.
Thank you in advance, very VERY much!