This guide explains how to install and uninstall the Mullvad VPN app for Linux users.
- The app works on most modern distributions but does not support Ubuntu 14.04 and all Linux distributions based on Ubuntu 14.04.
- You need a kernel version newer than 4.8.
- You need 64-bit Linux.
- If you still have the old, deprecated Mullvad client on your computer, you first need to uninstall it. Otherwise, you will run into issues with the app.
Download and install the app
We provide terminal instructions farther down.
- Download the latest version of the app from our website.
- Double-click the downloaded file and follow the prompts to install the app.
If you prefer using the terminal, use the following commands to download the file, and then follow our Mullvad CLI guide.
We are using gdebi in this example.
You will need to replace "MullvadVPN-XXXX.X_amd64.deb" with the name of the file that you download.
wget --content-disposition https://mullvad.net/download/latest-deb-app sudo apt-get -y install gdebi-core && sudo gdebi MullvadVPN-XXXX.X_amd64.deb
You will need to replace "MullvadVPN-XXXX.X_amd64.rpm" with the name of the file that you download.
wget --content-disposition https://mullvad.net/download/latest-rpm-app sudo dnf -y install ./MullvadVPN-XXXX.X_amd64.rpm
Uninstall the app
Run the command
apt-get purge mullvad-vpn.