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How to Use CyberGhost VPN for Kodi on Linux?

By Srijani Ghosh / December 14, 2021

If you're using any Linux distros other than OSMC, OpenELEC, or LibreELEC, you need to install the CyberGhost OpenVPN client on your system to use its services with Kodi. Alongside, you have to ensure the 'killall' command is available no matter whether you're using a system based on Ubuntu, Mint, or another distro. Here we've prepared a step-by-step guide to help you use CyberGhost VPN for Kodi on Linux. Have a look.

Note

The below steps are performed on Linux Mint. If you use a system based on another Linux distribution, the steps may slightly differ. Check this guide to install CyberGhost VPN on Ubuntu/Fedora/CentOS/PoPOS/Kali

1. First, open a terminal window and enter the below commands to initiate the OpenVPN installation process.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install openvpn
sudo apt-get install psmisc

2. Now, click here to visit the CyberGhost VPN subscription page.

3. Hit the Get CyberGhost VPN button next and choose a subscription plan on the next page.

How to Use CyberGhost VPN for Kodi on Linux

4. After that, submit the required details to complete your purchase.

How to Use CyberGhost VPN for Kodi on Linux

5. You'll receive a confirmation email next. 

6. Now, visit the CyberGhost official website and click the My Account button from the top-right corner.

How to Use CyberGhost VPN for Kodi on Linux

7. On the next page, first fill the Username and Password section; then hit the Login button.

How to Use CyberGhost VPN for Kodi on Linux

8. Once you enter your account dashboard, navigate to Routers or other devices and hit the Configure button.

How to Use CyberGhost VPN for Kodi on Linux

9. Now, you have to fill in some details on the next screen; do it as mentioned below.

How to Use CyberGhost VPN for Kodi on Linux

10. Once done, click Save configuration

11. You'll be redirected to the Manage Devices page now; locate Routers or other devices and hit the View button. 

How to Use CyberGhost VPN for Kodi on Linux

12. Now, take a note of the username, password, and server group; then click on the Download Configuration button.

How to Use CyberGhost VPN for Kodi on Linux

13. The OpenVPN configuration .zip file will download now; save it in your preferred location

14. You'll get the below entries now:

15. Now, you've to install OpenVPN and the network manager on your Linux Mint. For that, follow the below path:

Menu > All Applications > Software Manager

16. In this window, enter OpenVPN in the search field at the top right corner. 

17. A list will come up next; double-click on the below programs to install:

How to Use CyberGhost VPN for Kodi on Linux

18. Now, you've to ensure that already installed components are updated. Enter the following commands in a terminal window to do that.

sudo apt-get install openvpn
sudo apt-get install openvpn bridge-utils
sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn network-manager-openvpn-gnome
sudo apt-get install psmisc
How to Use CyberGhost VPN for Kodi on Linux

19. Next, restart your computer using the below command:

sudo restart network-manager

20. After that, you need to get a VPN manager for OpenVPN; follow the below steps to do that.

21. First, click here to download the full repository of Kodi VPN Manager.

22. Now, unzip the downloaded file and save it at an easily accessible location. 

23. Then, launch Kodi and navigate to the add-on section.

24. Next, select Install from the zip file and pick the path to the repository folder.

25. Once done, click OK to proceed. 

How to Use CyberGhost VPN for Kodi on Linux

26. When the repo is installed, click Install from the repository.

27. Then, select Zomboided Add-on Repository and click Services.

How to Use CyberGhost VPN for Kodi on Linux

28. Now, hit the VPN Manager for the OpenVPN button, and finally, click Install.

29. Once the installation process ends, locate My add-ons and click Services.

How to Use CyberGhost VPN for Kodi on Linux

30. Next, choose VPN Manager for OpenVPN and hit the Configure button. 

31. Now, move to the VPN Configuration tab and click VPN Provider to select CyberGhost.

32. After that, enter your Username and Password that you've noted earlier.

How to Use CyberGhost VPN for Kodi on Linux

33. Then, hit OK and choose the plan you're using under the Select connections profile section. 

How to Use CyberGhost VPN for Kodi on Linux

34. Now, a pop-up notification will appear, click OK to proceed.

How to Use CyberGhost VPN for Kodi on Linux

35. Next, you've to select your client certificate (client.crt) and the user key (client.key) from the extracted zip file location. 

36. Once done, the VPN manager will connect you to the CyberGhost VPN

That's all! Now you know how to use CyberGhost VPN for Kodi on Linux. If you want to secure your other devices also with this VPN, check our complete setup guide. Thanks for reading! For further queries, drop us a comment through the below button. 



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