Install Mullvad app on Linux

MULLVAD APP

Last updated: 19 January 2022


This guide explains how to install and uninstall the Mullvad VPN app for Linux users. After installing see the guide Using the Mullvad VPN app or How to use the Mullvad CLI.

Installation requirements

  • The app works on most modern 64-bit Linux distributions with systemd.
  • We support only the distributions listed on our app download page.
  • Kernel version 4.19 or newer is required.

Download and install the app

We provide terminal instructions further down.

  1. Download the latest version of the app from our website.
  2. Double-click the downloaded file and follow the prompts to install the app.

Terminal instructions

You can issue the following commands to download and install the app using the Terminal. Then see the Mullvad CLI guide if you want to control Mullvad using the Terminal.

Debian/Ubuntu users

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/app/deb/latest
sudo apt install -y ./MullvadVPN-XXXX.X_amd64.deb

Fedora users

You will need to replace "MullvadVPN-XXXX.X_x86_64.rpm" with the name of the file that you download.

wget --content-disposition https://mullvad.net/download/app/rpm/latest
sudo dnf install -y ./MullvadVPN-XXXX.X_x86_64.rpm

Uninstall the app

Debian/Ubuntu users

sudo apt purge mullvad-vpn

Fedora users

sudo dnf remove mullvad-vpn

FAQ

Does Mullvad work on Manjaro or Arch Linux?

We do not have any official package for Arch but users have created an unofficial AUR package. Other options are to use WireGuard or OpenVPN instead.

The mullvad-daemon does not start

Try to start it using sudo systemctl start mullvad-daemon. If it does not help then run sudo /opt/Mullvad\ VPN/resources/mullvad-daemon -v

The mullvad-daemon.service is not found

This can happen if you have installed /opt on it's own partition. In this case you can copy the file /opt/Mullvad VPN/resources/mullvad-daemon.service directly into /etc/systemd/system (removing the symbolic link).