@person Welcome to the forums! I remember seeing your thread on qubes-users a couple days ago. You need to start from the very beginning and build up some basic understanding of how Qubes and Whonix work on a conceptual level - no need to get technical.
To address some of your errors:
you confuse template VMs with template-based VMs. Understand the first section of this: https://www.qubes-os.org/getting-started/
you are attempting to use trial and error to connect various components in ways that they were not meant to be. There is one and only one way to use Whonix. Read: https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Main_Page
whonix is designed to work for the vast majority of users without modification of configuration files. Do not tinker unless you know what you are doing!
Once you’ve understood the above, the following will make more sense:
A working Qubes-Whonix system is composed of a minimum of four VMs:
- template VM: whonix-gw
- template-based VM: sys-whonix (based on whonix-gw)
- template VM: whonix-ws
- template-based VM: anon-whonix (based on whonix-ws)
The template VMs are designed to hold clean root filesystems. That means the only commands you should run in a template VM are:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade and
sudo apt-get install <package> if needed)
sys-whonix is designed to run out-of-the-box. Only advanced users should modify it.
anon-whonix. This is your “work” VM where you run programs and save your data.
My suggestion to you is to remove all traces of Whonix from your system (assuming that there isn’t anything you need to save).
Run these commands in a dom0 Konsole to do so:
[user@dom0 ~]$ qvm-shutdown anon-whonix sys-whonix whonix-gw whonix-ws
[user@dom0 ~]$ qvm-remove anon-whonix
[user@dom0 ~]$ qvm-remove sys-whonix
[user@dom0 ~]$ sudo dnf remove qubes-template-whonix-gw qubes-template-whonix-ws
Then follow these instructions exactly: https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Qubes/Install
If those steps don’t work, then tell us precisely what the issue is. Do not start making random modifications.