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Can't create new VPN connections in network manager [SOLVED]

Multitrack
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I'm quite new to linux and KDE

I would like to use the network manager to create a new VPN connection.

I right click on the icon in the system tray and select 'manage connections'

I then go to the 'VPN' tab

The 'Add' button is greyed out....

Am I missing something here?

I've tried clicking on Help, but get an error message 'The file or folder help:/ does not exist.'

In case it's relevant, it's an almost fresh install of Kubuntu 10.04 64bit

Last edited by Multitrack on Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:51 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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The error message shown when trying to view Help is a bug in Network Management, please file a bug at bugs.kde.org.

With regards to not being able to add a VPN, can you make sure the appropriate VPN plugin is installed? ( There is a plugin for each type: PPTP, OpenVPN, etc. )


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Multitrack
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I eventually found the pluggin here:

http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/network-manager-kde

So I did:

sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn-kde

I'm assuming there will be information in the help section about adding this pluggin when help is fixed.

Bug 246951 has been added to the database

Thanks for your help :)
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This thread was useful :)
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Hi,

I have exactly the same problem as the original poster, but I have not been able to find anything called openvpn-kde in the Fedora repositories.

OpenVPN is already installed, because I can connect to my office VPN from Xfce. But in KDE, the "Add" button in the VPN tab is greyed out.

Can you please help?

Thanks in advance for your time.
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I suggest looking for packages such as "NetworkManager-openvpn-kde4" which is what it is called under openSUSE.


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Alrighty! The plugins are named "knetworkmanager-openvpn" and "knetworkmanager-pptp" in Fedora.

Just in case there are other Fedora users stumped by this omission...
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Thought would give an update of CentOS and RHEL7 users as well. The plugins are called like this:
kde-plasma-networkmanagement-openvpn
kde-plasma-networkmanagement-libreswan

 
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