my Pi apparently stopped working after apt upgrade and installing nordvpn app. The thing is that I see a red line at the bottom of my var/log/syslog.

In practice I can't ssh anymore in it. I checked if the ssh configuration and looks good. However when I ping the static local IP assigned, it gets unresolved. Also the PI Led stays red.

Do you have any suggestions?

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  • I'm guessing you read var/log/syslog from some other computer? try editing the file using a simple editor, that way you'll be able to see the full text for that last log entry
    – Bravo
    Commented Feb 1, 2022 at 22:06
  • Have you checked if it has another IP? Have you connected a screen to it and checked the logs there?
    – Orphans
    Commented Feb 22 at 19:56

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It is unclear what YOU did, what OS or what is connected.

You have apparently tried to install some networking app on a Pi with no networking hardware.

Changing networking on a headless system is a very poor practice.

One thing that can be read from the unclear image is "IP address changed to 10.…"

WHY are you trying to ping

You may have attempted to set a static IP address (which is a Pi disease) - probably the most common question asked on this site, usually by people with little understanding of networking.

  • Breathe and cool down :D :D :D... remoteit is quite the best practice if you want to expose PI from outside your network, in a safe way, which is what I needed. For the same reason, a static IP address (, gives reliability within the local network, in which other devices are connected. Spoiler: I just re-installed the system. It was nordvpn app to mess up configuration, I will go for openvpn.
    – middlelady
    Commented Feb 2, 2022 at 8:26

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