[Please help] Network Manager says I'm connected to unknown when I connect to VPN

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Re: Network Manager says I'm connected to unknown when I connect to VPN

Postby Linux_User157 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:08 pm

The X server is not working. How do I fix that?

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Re: Network Manager says I'm connected to unknown when I connect to VPN

Postby Linux_User157 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:11 pm

I am using a live USB right now.

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Re: Network Manager says I'm connected to unknown when I connect to VPN

Postby phd21 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:44 pm

HI "Linux_User157",

Anytime an Nvidia video driver does not work, or does not work properly, boot into advanced recovery mode options, select "root", use the command below

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sudo apt purge nvidia*

then type in

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reboot

And you should be back to where you were.

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Re: Network Manager says I'm connected to unknown when I connect to VPN

Postby Linux_User157 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:25 pm

Thank GOD ALMIGHTY it's that easy. Also coders.

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Re: Network Manager says I'm connected to unknown when I connect to VPN

Postby Linux_User157 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:43 pm

It says it is in read only mode. I can't edit anything.

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Re: Network Manager says I'm connected to unknown when I connect to VPN

Postby phd21 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:52 pm

Hi "Linux_User157",

1.) I am glad you are back up and running...

The instructions I quoted for installing the current Nvidia driver are supposed to work for that Nvidia video card...

I am concerned for you that your dual video system is not working well together. Have you tried various Bios options, what are the Bios video options on your system?

One recommendation is to disable one of the video cards in the bios like the Intel one, or if there is a Bios option to give priority to the Nvidia video card, then see if your Nvidia will work properly.

FYI: Intel video has been improving a lot over the past years as well, and their newer video cards supposedly have a great Intel video Linux driver update utility as well.

Intel graphics update tool for linux* OS V2.0.2
https://01.org/linuxgraphics/downloads/intel-graphics-update-tool-linux-os-v2.0.2


2.) How did it go with the openVPN software update? Are you now connecting to your ipvanish server(s)?

3.) While I was posting this reply, I see a another comment from you, "It says it is in read only mode. I can't edit anything.". You must be more specific. You probably just need to restart...

Good Luck ...

Hope this helps ...
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Re: Network Manager says I'm connected to unknown when I connect to VPN

Postby Linux_User157 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:03 pm

In recovery mode, it says the file system is in read only mode. I can't purge Nvidia. Also, updating OpenVPN made no difference.

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Re: Network Manager says I'm connected to unknown when I connect to VPN

Postby Linux_User157 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:43 pm

How can I fix that?

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Re: Network Manager says I'm connected to unknown when I connect to VPN

Postby Linux_User157 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:25 am

I figured out how to mount the file system in read/write mode, and I purged nvidia. I can now use graphical mode again. I have been through my BIOS several times and I've never seen anything to do with video cards in it, or even video options. I've been connecting to the VPN successfully this whole time. It's just that for some reason, it is connecting to unknown as well. The update to OpenVPN did nothing that I can tell. I will check out the update tool.
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Re: Network Manager says I'm connected to unknown when I connect to VPN

Postby Linux_User157 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:54 am

Sorry to keep bumping this topic,(I didn't know about that before yesterday) but I had to add that I have a Nvidia GFX. I just checked the BIOS. I was wrong.

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Re: Network Manager says I'm connected to unknown when I connect to VPN

Postby Linux_User157 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:38 pm

Should I use the open source or closed source driver? I would prefer the open but if closed is a lot better I will use that. Also, i'm going to check with IPVanish and see if they know anything.


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