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Old 06-14-2015, 06:47 PM   #1
ramb0
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Unhappy Debian 8 GNOME, No VPN PPTP option


Hello guys this is my first post, i will tell you my story step wise step and in detail what is happening right now...

here it goes...


I'm a windows user, i've used ubuntu for 2 months long ago but i switched to windows 8, now i want a permanent full switch to DEBIAN, mentally im prepared and i love linux but 1 thing is stopping me from install debian.

just for an overview , i posted a question 2 days ago on unix.exchange but my question was weak and no one answered it,

http://unix.stackexchange.com/questi...on-in-debian-8

it will give u a little idea what i'm trying to say, now the thing is if u see the link, my internet works differently, i need to connect to my account which activates the internet u can call it VPN connection type PPTP, now when i first installed ubuntu i created a VPN Connection successfully, i'm stuck in debian, i installed debian on a virtual machine with default environment(GNOME).

when i click on the right top bar it says WIRE -------- CONNECTED v

when i click arrow down it says

Turn Off
Wired Settings

i click Wired Settings

there is a + sign on bottom left, i click it and i see a list of collections and i see VPN over there

now when i click on VPN it says IMPORT FROM FILE

i googled for 3 days straight and found a solution

a guy said, create connection through "nm-connection-editor"

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...p/+bug/1250016

( comment #2 )


i run this command and i see a small box called " Network Connections" and finally i got a little happy and i clicked Add it asked me to choose a connection type

there is a long list

Hardware
-DSL
-Ethernet
-InfiniBand
-Mobile BroadBand
-Wi-Fi
-WiMAX

Virtual
-Bond
-Bridge
-Team
-VLAN

when i closed the list and i saw this written finally i knew what was the problem

" If you're creating a VPN, and VPN connection you wish to create does not appear in the list, you may not have the correct VPN Plugin installed "

now i tried different commands network-manager-gnome-pptp , etc etc etc but nothing ran, so i deleted and installed DEBIAN again this time i selected every environment, i dont remember correctly i was using xfce and i clicked on networks and i clicked + sign and selected VPN and what i saw brought tears in my EYES, a proper pptp vpn connection option like the one i used in ubuntu to create a vpn connection.


other things: sudo was not working in debian so i went SU and entered " apt-get install sudo ", it said unable to locate package sudo




guys now the problem is i cant take a risk of installing debian until i fix this mystery, because my internet wont work if i don't create a vpn pptp connection and i only want to use GNOME as my environment, what should i do?
 
Old 06-16-2015, 12:15 AM   #2
ramb0
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any one ? :'(
 
Old 06-16-2015, 12:38 AM   #3
GarryRicketson
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Maybe try this :
http://www.howtogeek.com/51237/setti...ver-on-debian/

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sudo was not working in debian so i went SU and entered " apt-get install sudo ", it said unable to locate package sudo
Sudo is not a "package" you install,
https://wiki.debian.org/Root
You will need to learn how to put your self in the "sudoers" file,

https://wiki.debian.org/sudo

You should read some tutorials, and learn some of the most basic linux commands, then when you feel more confident about what you are doing, try Debian, you can configure it any way you want, but you need to learn some basics first.

Last edited by GarryRicketson; 06-16-2015 at 01:06 AM.
 
Old 06-16-2015, 01:55 AM   #4
ramb0
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GarryRicketson View Post
Maybe try this :
http://www.howtogeek.com/51237/setti...ver-on-debian/



https://wiki.debian.org/Root
You will need to learn how to put your self in the "sudoers" file,

https://wiki.debian.org/sudo

You should read some tutorials, and learn some of the most basic linux commands, then when you feel more confident about what you are doing, try Debian, you can configure it any way you want, but you need to learn some basics first.
have u read my question ? * just askin *
 
Old 06-16-2015, 10:34 AM   #5
GarryRicketson
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Well, I did read your "question" , but it is not very clear, what you posted here. I looked at the link you posted, to "stack exchange", it looks like you are using windows, and ubuntu, Debian is not like windows or ubuntu, all though ubuntu also is based on linux and most of the commands are the same.

Quote:
other things: sudo was not working in debian so i went SU and entered " apt-get install sudo ", it said unable to locate package sudo
http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/answers/Networking
So I posted the link to the debian wiki, where you can see how to get root privlidges, and use sudo, as I said, it is not a "package" that you install.

All though this is not written as a question, it does tell me you need to first learn some basic things about linux.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/answers/Networking
You can install Debian, and there is no problem using VPN connections, but you also may need to get and install some non-free firmware, that is easy enough, if you do not have the correct firmware, you won't be able to connect to internet, and may have other problems, ...
I do not use windows, do not even have it on any of my computers, and don't know anything about that.
Before you can start using Debian, you need to learn a lot, about how to set your system up,
Quote:
guys now the problem is i cant take a risk of installing debian until i fix this mystery, because my internet wont work if i don't create a vpn pptp connection and i only want to use GNOME as my environment, what should i do?
Well this is my answer, "What should I do ?", quite simple, start reading the documentation on the Debian wiki,and any other tutorials, FOR DEBIAN, and get a complete understanding of how things work on Debian,and Gnome , on Debian,
Once you have a good understanding of how to use Debian, configure it, etc. then you will no there is no "risk" installing it, and that you know how to configure it when you install it.
There is a "Debian" section here on the forum, if you want to get information specificly for Debian, You should post your question, on this forum, I don't really like having to go back and fourth,following a link to another site, to see what exactly is you question, but I notice this,

Code:
root@ramb0:/home/ramb0# apt-get install network-manager-openvpn network- manager-vpnc network-manager-vpnc-gnome network-manager-pptp network-manager-pptp-gnomeReading package lists... Done Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done Package network-manager-vpnc-gnome is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source

Package network-manager-pptp-gnome is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source
This is because you also need to edit your "sources.list" file on your debian ,
and make sure the sources are correct, that is a entirely different subject,.
The sources.list is located in:
Code:
/etc/apt
You should see a file called "sources.list" there.
You should not have needed to install network manager, it comes with the Debian install media, First you need to learn how to use sudo, to install any applications, then you also need to make sure you sources.list file is correct, so that you are getting applications intended for Debian, the junk for ubuntu does not work for debian.
To set up the VPN, is right there in the "network manager" you can "right click it to edit it.
or you can use
Code:
nmcli
from the commandline,
 
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Old 06-16-2015, 02:41 PM   #6
ramb0
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i fixed this problem, and now using DEBIAN :')
 
Old 06-16-2015, 04:12 PM   #7
GarryRicketson
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Well that is good, congratulations.
 
Old 06-17-2015, 12:38 AM   #8
ramb0
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Originally Posted by GarryRicketson View Post
Well that is good, congratulations.
thank you for your help, your answer is correct, i did the same but manually, i connected my mobile phone to use its internet in debian, then i started installing packages like u mentioned but they had a dependency, so i had to download each dependency manually for jessy, but it did it !
 
  


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