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Old 11-12-2014, 04:11 AM   #1
pchristy
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OpenVPN problems


System: Slack 14.1 x86_64

I've signed up to a VPN service, but I'm having a lot of problems getting it to work! All the documentation refers to various certificates, but the only one provided is the ca.xxx.xxx.crt, which I have placed in /etc/openvpn/certs. The provider uses a username/password set up to provide everything else, and this is set up correctly via networkmanager. I have installed the extra OpenVPN stuff for networkmanager.

When I try and log on, it fails as follows:

Code:
Nov 12 09:56:58 Computer NetworkManager[1248]: <info> Starting VPN service 'openvpn'...
Nov 12 09:56:58 Computer NetworkManager[1248]: <info> VPN service 'openvpn' started (org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.openvpn), PID 2191
Nov 12 09:56:58 Computer NetworkManager[1248]: <info> VPN service 'openvpn' appeared; activating connections
Nov 12 09:56:58 Computer NetworkManager[1248]: <info> VPN plugin state changed: init (1)
Nov 12 09:56:58 Computer NetworkManager[1248]: <info> VPN plugin state changed: starting (3)
Nov 12 09:56:58 Computer NetworkManager[1248]: <info> VPN connection 'XxxxVPN OpenVPN' (Connect) reply received.
Nov 12 09:56:58 Computer nm-openvpn[2194]: OpenVPN 2.3.2 x86_64-slackware-linux-gnu [SSL (OpenSSL)] [LZO] [EPOLL] [eurephia] [MH] [IPv6] built on Oct 12 2013
Nov 12 09:56:58 Computer nm-openvpn[2194]: UDPv4 link local: [undef]
Nov 12 09:56:58 Computer nm-openvpn[2194]: UDPv4 link remote: [AF_INET]xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:1194
Nov 12 09:56:59 Computer nm-openvpn[2194]: [xxx.xxx.xxx.com] Peer Connection Initiated with [AF_INET]xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:1194
Nov 12 09:57:01 Computer nm-openvpn[2194]: Exiting due to fatal error
Nov 12 09:57:01 Computer NetworkManager[1248]: <info> VPN plugin state changed: stopped (6)
Nov 12 09:57:01 Computer NetworkManager[1248]: <info> VPN plugin state change reason: 0
Nov 12 09:57:01 Computer NetworkManager[1248]: <info> Policy set 'Wired connection 1' (eth0) as default for IPv4 routing and DNS.
Nov 12 09:57:07 Computer NetworkManager[1248]: <info> VPN service 'openvpn' disappeared
"Exiting due to fatal error" is not really very helpful!

Does anybody have a clue as to what is going on, or why this doesn't work?

TIA,

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Old 11-12-2014, 08:46 AM   #2
pchristy
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OK, my fault! I create my own kernel and overlooked to check off the TUP/TUN in the kernel configuration! (Device drivers > Network device support)

D'oh!

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