NordVPN doesn’t work after upgrading to Ubuntu 22.04 -> How to fix this error?

Have you recently upgraded your Ubuntu system to version 22.04? Or maybe you have Ubuntu 22.04 and want to run NordVPN, but something doesn’t seem to work. You are not able to see your account information properly and when you type a command such as “nordvpn connect” you see an error message telling you that something is wrong and that you should contact support if the error doesn’t stop showing up. What is the solution to this problem?

Let us start by telling you that we have had the error message as well. We have written quite a lot of Ubuntu related articles recently, not only about how you can run NordVPN in Ubuntu, but also about how you can upgrade your system from Ubuntu 20.04 to Ubuntu 22.04.

But, what can you do if you are unable to connect to any NordVPN servers while running Ubuntu 22.04? We listened to the recommendation in the error message and contacted the live NordVPN support (available 24/7 on their website). It didn’t take many minutes before we received an answer to our question.

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How to make NordVPN work in Ubuntu 22.04

First of all, this is a well-known error/bug, meaning that it should be fixed in the next version of NordVPN that will be released for Linux systems. But, until then you can fix it all by running the following command.

sudo ln -s /usr/bin/resolvectl /usr/bin/systemd-resolve

You have to type in the root user password when you run the command above, and after you have done so, you can once again use the different commands and connect to any of the NordVPN servers, also in Ubuntu 22.04.

Do I need to run the command every time I reboot?

No! This is a one-time fix that will solve the problem permanently.

We hope this little article has helped you solve your problems as well. If you have any further comments or questions, use the comment field below.

10 thoughts on “NordVPN doesn’t work after upgrading to Ubuntu 22.04 -> How to fix this error?

  1. Charlie says:

    I dug through every inch of NordVPN’s documentation and removed/VPN numerous times. Thank you for providing a fix that actually worked!

  2. JollyJawn says:

    The fix doesn’t work for me.
    oem@stream:~$ sudo ln -s /usr/bin/resolvectl /usr/bin/systemd-resolve
    ln: failed to create symbolic link ‘/usr/bin/systemd-resolve’: File exists

  3. MIKE says:

    mplp@GF63-Thin-11UD:~$ nordvpn c login
    Please check your internet connection and try again.
    mplp@GF63-Thin-11UD:~$ sudo ln -s /usr/bin/resolvectl /usr/bin/systemd-resolve

    Voilà ce que j’ai obtenu

    ln: impossible de créer le lien symbolique ‘/usr/bin/systemd-resolve’: Le fichier existe

    si quelqu’un a une idée pour corriger je suis preneur

  4. Jonathan says:

    Thank you so much for this! I could never connect. Not in beta or final release. I ended up using NordVPN’s config files and manually connected using the VPN settings option.

  5. Gary Slack says:

    I wasted almost an hour trying to fix this problem(on another computer) before I found this fix online! Kudo’s and Cheer’s to you!

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