Issue setting up VPN


I am following the guide to setup a VPN gateway using a proxyVM.

I am getting stuck at the DNS handler script section, i get the below error after adding this to the openvpn config file:

script-security 2
up ' up'
down ' down'

Error testing the vpn connection:

GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.freedesktop.Notifications was not provided by any .service files
2022-10-19 14:27:41 WARNING: Failed running command (–up/–down): external program exited with error status: 1
2022-10-19 14:27:41 Exiting due to fatal error

Can’t seem to find anything on search engines/ forums specifically for Qubes OS.


I should note I was getting a another dbus error before this error another post suggested installing “dbus-x11” in the vm

Managed to find a fix “sudo dnf install dunst” fixed the issue


Great nick :wink:

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Thanks, upgrading from Fedora 35 to 36 gave me this error, your solution worked.

Thanks @xmrgod! Worked like a charm.