PIA VPN not working. GNOME or PureOS?


I subscribe to PIA VPN. I’ve attempted to use it on my Librem (running the latest stable PureOS), to no avail.

I’ve followed the instructions - NB: WARNING! This will attempt to download the PIA tarball. Simply cancel and view the instructions): https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/installer/download_installer_linux - and it doesn’t seem to be functioning correctly in GNOME. If I go to Activity, it will reveal my login window, and after logging in, everything seems to disappear.

I’m a bit flustered right now. I don’t like using the internet bareback (without a VPN). Please help if you can.

Many thanks for any insight anyone can provide.