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Old 07-06-2019, 04:34 AM   #1
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NetworkManager OpenVPN issue


I'm sure this must be something I'm doing wrong, but I can't find it!

NetworkManager won't store the password for my OpenVPN connection - but only on my laptop! On both my desktop machines and my old laptop, it works just as you would expect, but on my new laptop, it asks for the password every time. It goes through the motions of storing, but the next time OpenVPN is called, the password isn't there!

The new laptop is running -current (64), with Eric's Plasma5. However, it was a slightly odd install because it refuses to boot the Slackware installer. I had to install Eric's LiveSlack first (which did install without issues) and then point slackpkg+ at -current and update.

Any pointers gratefully received!

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Old 07-06-2019, 09:49 PM   #2
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I would start by comparing the NM configuration in the working and non-working machines. Examine the respective VPN configs in the /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/ directory. System-wide connections will store the password within the root-owned configuration file, while "user-specific" connections may use a desktop password manager (eg kwallet or gnome-keyring) to do this.
 
Old 07-07-2019, 05:04 AM   #3
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Well, it looks like I've fixed it! I deleted the VPN connection from NetworkManager, rebooted (just to be sure everything was now "clean"), and then re-installed the VPN. It now remembers the password!

Great, but I've still no idea WHY!

Thanks for the hints, Ferrari!

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Old 07-07-2019, 06:34 AM   #4
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