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Schrodinger's VPN - How do I remove this VPN?

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Re: Schrodinger's VPN - How do I remove this VPN?

#11 Post by Mauser » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:33 am

I don't have a way of un-installing it but I have a way to prevent it starting automatically. Going into Settings then Sessions and Startup, click on the Application Autostart tab and scroll down to Express VPN and remove the check from it.

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Re: Schrodinger's VPN - How do I remove this VPN?

#12 Post by fehlix » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:15 am

dfp5 wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:35 am
I have a subscription to ExpressVPN. I have used it on Windows, Mac and just last week, Mint on my ThinkPad, without any hitches. However, I've recently installed it on my new MX system, and it's proving to be a formidable foe.
Not sure what you are asking for? Do you want remove the installed package or start and use this VPN?
In the later case:
To fix the bug with the epressvpn installer to not properly setup a "service" for non systemd systems like MX Linux
you might consider to run this little one-liner, which shall fix the missing bit in the installer:

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sudo sh -c 'E=expressvpn; I=/etc/init.d/$E; cp -f /usr/lib/$E.init $I; chmod +x $I; touch /etc/default/$E;  $I restart; /usr/sbin/update-rc.d $E defaults || true'
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Re: Schrodinger's VPN - How do I remove this VPN?

#13 Post by dfp5 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:31 pm

fehlix wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:15 am
dfp5 wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:35 am
I have a subscription to ExpressVPN. I have used it on Windows, Mac and just last week, Mint on my ThinkPad, without any hitches. However, I've recently installed it on my new MX system, and it's proving to be a formidable foe.
Not sure what you are asking for? Do you want remove the installed package or start and use this VPN?
In the later case:
To fix the bug with the epressvpn installer to not properly setup a "service" for non systemd systems like MX Linux
you might consider to run this little one-liner, which shall fix the missing bit in the installer:

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sudo sh -c 'E=expressvpn; I=/etc/init.d/$E; cp -f /usr/lib/$E.init $I; chmod +x $I; touch /etc/default/$E;  $I restart; /usr/sbin/update-rc.d $E defaults || true'
:puppy:
I'm happy to either fix it or get rid of it. At this point I'm convinced it's stuck forever.

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Re: Schrodinger's VPN - How do I remove this VPN?

#14 Post by fehlix » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:38 pm

dfp5 wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:31 pm
I'm happy to either fix it or get rid of it. At this point I'm convinced it's stuck forever.
Can you stop, showing text output as images, please!
Nope my fault:
Here the fix of the fix:

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sudo sh -c 'E=expressvpn; I=/etc/init.d/$E; cp -f /usr/lib/$E/$E.init $I; chmod +x $I; touch /etc/default/$E;  $I restart; /usr/sbin/update-rc.d $E defaults
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Re: Schrodinger's VPN - How do I remove this VPN?

#15 Post by dfp5 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:50 pm

fehlix wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:38 pm
Can you stop, showing text output as images, please!
Nope my fault:
Here the fix of the fix:

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sudo sh -c 'E=expressvpn; I=/etc/init.d/$E; cp -f /usr/lib/$E/$E.init $I; chmod +x $I; touch /etc/default/$E;  $I restart; /usr/sbin/update-rc.d $E defaults
Ok, so I put this in:

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$ sudo sh -c 'E=expressvpn; I=/etc/init.d/$E; cp -f /usr/lib/$E/$E.init $I; chmod +x $I; touch /etc/default/$E;  $I restart; /usr/sbin/update-rc.d $E defaults
> 
Then open another terminal window:

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$ expressvpn activate
Cannot connect to expressvpnd daemon.

It seems the expressvpn daemon is not running. Please run "sudo service expressvpn restart" to start it.

If the problem persists, please contact us.
*****@*****:~
$ sudo service expressvpn restart
[sudo] password for ******: 
expressvpn: unrecognized service
[edit] Was I meant to run the .deb installer again?

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Preparing to unpack .../expressvpn_1.5.1_amd64.deb ...
Cannot connect to expressvpnd daemon.

It seems the expressvpn daemon is not running. Please run "sudo service expressvpn restart" to start it.

If the problem persists, please contact us.
Failed to stop expressvpn.service: Unknown unit: expressvpn.service
See system logs and 'systemctl status expressvpn.service' for details.
Failed to get load state of expressvpn.service: No such property 'LoadState'
dpkg: warning: subprocess old pre-removal script returned error exit status 1
dpkg: trying script from the new package instead ...
Cannot connect to expressvpnd daemon.

It seems the expressvpn daemon is not running. Please run "sudo service expressvpn restart" to start it.

If the problem persists, please contact us.
Failed to stop expressvpn.service: Unknown unit: expressvpn.service
See system logs and 'systemctl status expressvpn.service' for details.
Failed to get load state of expressvpn.service: No such property 'LoadState'
dpkg: error processing archive /home/john/Downloads/expressvpn_1.5.1_amd64.deb (--install):
 subprocess new pre-removal script returned error exit status 1

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Re: Schrodinger's VPN - How do I remove this VPN?

#16 Post by fehlix » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:55 pm

dfp5 wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:50 pm
Was I meant to run the .deb installer again?
Wait no so fast...
just a moment ...
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Re: Schrodinger's VPN - How do I remove this VPN?

#17 Post by fehlix » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:58 pm

fehlix wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:55 pm
dfp5 wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:50 pm
Was I meant to run the .deb installer again?
Wait no so fast...
just a moment ...
Sorry ... to fast replied ...:
Checked again a typo at the end ( missing quote ): :lipsrsealed:

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sudo sh -c 'E=expressvpn; I=/etc/init.d/$E; cp -f /usr/lib/$E/$E.init $I; chmod +x $I; touch /etc/default/$E;  $I restart; /usr/sbin/update-rc.d $E defaults' 
Try this again and to copy paste the text output here
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Re: Schrodinger's VPN - How do I remove this VPN?

#18 Post by dfp5 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:03 pm

fehlix wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:58 pm
fehlix wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:55 pm
dfp5 wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:50 pm
Was I meant to run the .deb installer again?
Wait no so fast...
just a moment ...
Sorry ... to fast replied ...:
Checked again a typo at the end ( missing quote ): :lipsrsealed:

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sudo sh -c 'E=expressvpn; I=/etc/init.d/$E; cp -f /usr/lib/$E/$E.init $I; chmod +x $I; touch /etc/default/$E;  $I restart; /usr/sbin/update-rc.d $E defaults' 
Try this again and to copy paste the text output here
Wow it finally worked! Thanks a bunch!

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Re: Schrodinger's VPN - How do I remove this VPN?

#19 Post by fehlix » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:08 pm

dfp5 wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:03 pm
Wow it finally worked! Thanks a bunch!
Is your VPN also working?
Or only the fix-command :eek:
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Re: Schrodinger's VPN - How do I remove this VPN?

#20 Post by dfp5 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:11 pm

fehlix wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:08 pm
Is your VPN also working?
Or only the fix-command :eek:
Works perfectly, connected to a server right now. I guess the last thing to check is to see if it works on startup.

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