I have about 20 VPN connections configured and available in my top right systray VPN Connections menu (Ubuntu 12.04 x64).

Occasionally they all disappear and the menu is completely blank (I even lose the 'Disconnect from VPN' option). This can happen after regular use, or after Suspending and reactivating the system.

When this happens while I'm connected to one of the VPNs in the list, the connection remains with no problems. Viewing htop, I can see the OpenVPN service with the connection still running, it's just the systray menu that fails/crashes/whatever.

I'd screenshot it, but apparently the screenshot function doesn't work with that menu open.

Anyone know how to restore this menu without relogging/restarting?