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    Add a VPN connection is grayed out

    My OS is Xubuntu 16.10, 64bit. I'm trying to create an OpenVPN VPN, but the "add a vpn connection" under "vpn connections" is grayed out and will not respond to being clicked on. I have the vpn config file in a folder, but I can't get the "add a vpn connection" to respond to setting up the vpn. Why is the "add a vpn connection" grayed out and how can I fix this problem. Thank you.

    I successfully ran these terminal commands to add OpenVPN to the OS:
    sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn
    sudo apt-get install openvpn.
    Last edited by waltd; February 8th, 2017 at 12:18 AM.

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    Re: Add a VPN connection is grayed out

    Try
    Code:
    gksudo nm-connection-editor

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    Re: Add a VPN connection is grayed out

    Quote Originally Posted by waltd View Post
    My OS is Xubuntu 16.10, 64bit. I'm trying to create an OpenVPN VPN, but the "add a vpn connection" under "vpn connections" is grayed out and will not respond to being clicked on. I have the vpn config file in a folder, but I can't get the "add a vpn connection" to respond to setting up the vpn. Why is the "add a vpn connection" grayed out and how can I fix this problem. Thank you.

    I successfully ran these terminal commands to add OpenVPN to the OS:
    sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn
    sudo apt-get install openvpn.
    One more package needed.

    Code:
    sudo apt install network-manager-openvpn-gnome

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    Re: Add a VPN connection is grayed out

    The menu option "VPN Connections" -> "Add a VPN connection" is still grayed out and not responding to being clicked on. Any ideas on what I'm missing? I typed in these terminal commands and rebooted my laptop. Thanks.
    sudo apt-get install openvpn
    sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn

    sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn-gnome
    reboot

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    Re: Add a VPN connection is grayed out

    Are you clicking on the Name "VPN" or the selections under the title "VPN"?

    Under "VPN" I have 3 choices which anyone could be selected.
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    Re: Add a VPN connection is grayed out

    Try reinstalling all of them including the NM:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install --reinstall network-manager-gnome network-manager network-manager-openvpn-gnome network-manager-openvpn openvpn
    Reboot

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    Re: Add a VPN connection is grayed out

    I see what I was doing wrong. I was trying to create a new VPN connection under Network Manager -> VPN Connections. Now I know that I need to create a new VPN connection under network Manager -> Edit Connections. I've solved the problem.
    Thanks for all the help.

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    Re: Add a VPN connection is grayed out

    Quote Originally Posted by waltd View Post
    I see what I was doing wrong. I was trying to create a new VPN connection under Network Manager -> VPN Connections. Now I know that I need to create a new VPN connection under network Manager -> Edit Connections. I've solved the problem.
    Thanks for all the help.
    +1 Glad you have it working and posted how you did the job.

    I'm sure others have done the same and others will do the same.

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    Re: Add a VPN connection is grayed out

    How did you solved the problem?

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