Ubuntu 17.04 introduced a lot of changes. As a result, the OVPN client does not work properly on Ubuntu 17.04. By performing the following steps, you can get the OVPN client to work on Ubuntu 17.04.
1. First, open a terminal window and enter the following command:
sudo apt-get install net-tools
2. Once installed, enter the following:
sudo nano /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf
dns=none in NetworkManager.conf under ´[main]` section.
4. Save script and restart operating system
The client will now function as normal.