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FIXED: Nord VPN won't connect

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:45 pm
by marcdraco
I recently moved to Pi_AMD64 - the PC version I don't know the exact name but NordVPN suddenly decided it could not connect. The error turns out to be something like this:

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Cannot open TUN/TAP dev /dev/net/tun no such file or directory
Now this is way over my head (I'm sticking to particle physics and brain surgery from now on) but this fix works (found on StackXchange here: ... -directory

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mkdir -p /dev/net
mknod /dev/net/tun c 10 200
chmod 600 /dev/net/tun
cat /dev/net/tun
I didn't have a /dev/net/tun (the directory was empty) but this saved the day and my sanity.

Re: FIXED: Nord VPN won't connect

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:03 pm
by MichaIng
Thanks for sharing.

modprobe tun AFAIK should create this node. Strange that it was not loaded somehow? Your fix should only survive until reboot. If you face the same issue again, please report back, so we can check why the module does not load automatically.