Unable to create VPN connections in network-manager

Bug #356669 reported by Dave Cabot
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network-manager (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: network-manager

This is in Jaunty-beta.
Description: Ubuntu jaunty (development branch)
Release: 9.04

network-manager-openvpn and network-manager-pptp are both installed.

network-manager 0.7.1~rc4-0ubuntu1 network management framework daemon
network-manager-gnome 0.7.1~rc4-0ubuntu1 network management framework (GNOME frontend
network-manager-openvpn 0.7.1~20090213+bzr14-0ubuntu1 network management framework (OpenVPN plugin
network-manager-pptp 0.7.1~20090213+bzr15-0ubuntu2 network management framework (PPTP plugin)

click on the network tool (bars for me since it's wireless), click on "VPN Connections", click on "Configure VPN". "Add", "Edit", "Delete", "Import", "Export" are all grayed out.

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Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

please test whether this works better now with latest packages in jaunty.

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Kaihsu Tai (kaihsu) wrote :

I think the ‘Add’ button is greyed out in default installation of Intrepid. I am not sure if network-manager-openvpn and network-manager-pptp are installed in the default installation, but they should be. See also https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/vpn-by-default

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Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

Kaihsu, thats not really relevant to this bug. Please keep it out of unrelated bugs ;)

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Kaihsu Tai (kaihsu) wrote :

Sorry for the above.

Is the fix for Jaunty going to be backported to Hardy? I am using the Dell Mini repository and would love for this to be fixed for the Hardy LTS.

Cheers.

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Kaihsu Tai (kaihsu) wrote :

This does not seem to have been fixed in Jaunty.

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Kaihsu Tai (kaihsu) wrote :

Do we know why the ‘Add’ option is greyed-out at all? By the way, may I reiterate please that this does not seem to have been fixed in Jaunty.

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Kaihsu Tai (kaihsu) wrote :

I wonder why this stopped working with Hardy; I recall Feisty had no problems with this. Do we know why the ‘Add’ option is greyed-out at all?

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jandom (jandom-gmail) wrote :

For all i can tell vpn 'add/apply' is usable in network-manager-pptd and vpn connections work.
but add/apply is still inactive for OpneVPN's

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Kaihsu Tai (kaihsu) wrote :

I think jandom means network-manager-pptp. But there is Bug 362825 network-manager-pptp conflicts with network-manager, which makes this workaround fail for Hardy (Dell Mini). I learnt this the hard way by installing network-manager-pptp and then everything with the network failed. I had to hand-download and hand-install network-manager and the related packages back.

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Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue that you reported is one that should be reproducible with the live environment of the Desktop CD of the development release the Karmic Koala. It would help us greatly if you could test with it so we can work on getting it fixed in the next release of Ubuntu. You can find out more about the development release at http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/ . Thanks again and we appreciate your help.

Changed in network-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
importance: Undecided → Low
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cheekybean (andrew-englishbox) wrote :

I have a similar problem.

Enter VPN configuration in network manager
Add VPN pptp connection.
Able to enter details
Return to EDIT connection in VPN tab of Network Manager
Result: pptp VPN Connection tab no longer exists. Only Ipv4 setting show. (see attachment)
Result: unable to use VPN using GNOME network manager.

However, I am able to connect to pptp VPN using kvpc

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for network-manager (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in network-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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