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Old 03-27-2015, 04:55 PM   #1
Tim__
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Cannot add a VPN connection


http://i.imgur.com/6jQOExO.png

The option to add a connection at all is 'greyed out'.

I have taken the steps here without success:

http://blog.secaserver.com/2012/12/c...client-simple/

There are also logs generated when I tried.

EDIT: Sorry, This is on CentOS 7 on KDE.

Last edited by Tim__; 03-27-2015 at 05:52 PM. Reason: added distro
 
Old 03-27-2015, 05:27 PM   #2
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You are most likely missing the software for the VPNs you want to add. If you are using Ubuntu, see here for how to enable VPN support:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NetworkManager
 
Old 03-27-2015, 05:54 PM   #3
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You are most likely missing the software for the VPNs you want to add. If you are using Ubuntu, see here for how to enable VPN support:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NetworkManager
Sorry, I forgot to mention the distro Im using. In my experience Ubuntu VPN usually works out of the box. I'm going to try to clean yum, install fedora repos and reinstall the network manager from there. (This is also to make yum a little more useful in centOS7)
 
Old 03-27-2015, 06:01 PM   #4
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Ok, make sure you install the vpn packages, not just network manager:

yum install NetworkManager-vpnc NetworkManager-pptp NetworkManager-openvpn

It looks like in KDE you'll also need the plasma versions, ie:

kde-plasma-networkmanagement-openvpn
 
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Old 03-27-2015, 06:57 PM   #5
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Ok, make sure you install the vpn packages, not just network manager:

yum install NetworkManager-vpnc NetworkManager-pptp NetworkManager-openvpn

It looks like in KDE you'll also need the plasma versions, ie:

kde-plasma-networkmanagement-openvpn
This did the trick!

Thank you.
 
  


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