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bcd87
November 14th, 2008, 10:09 AM
Hi there,

Topic says it all really, for some reason the Add button on the VPN tab in network manager is greyed out. How do I get it to work?

SamNSane
November 14th, 2008, 06:51 PM
I wonder if this "VPN" is for creating dial-up VPN instances.

I don't know, just asking the question. On the Windows side I've set up a lot of VPN connections, but I never once used the Windows create a VPN connection option.

hansblitz
November 15th, 2008, 07:05 AM
yeah, you gotta install some extra packages. something like openvpn. just type vpn in add/remove and install it.

wetling
December 18th, 2008, 04:17 AM
I used Synaptic to search for "VPN". Since we're using Cisco's VPN solution, I installed network-manager-vpnc, then I was able to configure the VPN connection through the network manager GUI.

tbsalling
April 3rd, 2009, 07:45 AM
This did it for me on Ubuntu 8.10:

sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn
/Thomas.

Johnsie
August 31st, 2009, 01:19 PM
In a modern operating system this should work out of the box. I don't know about OSX, but Windows 7 certainly has this feature out of the box and it s reasonably easy to configure.

XCan
August 31st, 2009, 07:45 PM
Well, or at least give the user some hint of it, instead of only showing a grayed-out box. :)

matt082606
October 29th, 2009, 01:51 PM
I agree this should be built in. I have installed the vpn via:
sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn

and it gave me the add button. However after filling in the details I never get the APPLY button to become available.

Anyone have that issue? The VPN I am trying to set up is just a simple password authentication.

Thanks

AnUser
November 22nd, 2009, 08:32 PM
I agree this should be built in. I have installed the vpn via:
sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn

and it gave me the add button. However after filling in the details I never get the APPLY button to become available.

Anyone have that issue? The VPN I am trying to set up is just a simple password authentication.

Thanks
I'm having the exact same problem. Any help is appreciated.

allmanbro2
February 2nd, 2010, 05:09 AM
This link:

http://www.craigmayhew.com/blog/2009/11/setting-up-vpn-in-ubuntu-9-10-karmic-koala/

suggests adding these three packages using the following command:


sudo apt-get install network-manager-pptp network-manager-vpnc network-manager-openvpn

That gets past the gray add button, then the gray apply button. I'm running into other problems now, but my fingers are crossed...

Dugger5688
March 3rd, 2010, 07:30 AM
After you install the network-manager-vpnc/openvpn/pptp make sure to do a


sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
sudo /etc/init.d/network-manager restart

Otherwise the nm-vpn won't access the keyring for some reason.