[Solved] VPN from networking applet in Mint 19

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crobar
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[Solved] VPN from networking applet in Mint 19

Post by crobar » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:30 am

Hello,

I just upgraded from 17 to 19 (which looks good thanks), but I'm having trouble setting up a VPN the same way as in 17. In 17 I somehow had it that connecting to the VPN was an item on the menu when you clicked on the networking applet in the cinnamon desktop. Now I can't seem to get this back again, can anyone advise how to do this? I need to connect to a Cisco Compatible VPN (vpnc).

I've tried installing all of the following packages, but still no menu item:

network-manager-gnome
network-manager-pptp
network-manager-pptp-gnome
network-manager-iodine
network-manager-iodine-gnome
network-manager-openconnect
network-manager-openconnect-gnome
network-manager-openvpn
network-manager-openvpn-gnome
network-manager-strongswan
network-manager-vpnc
network-manager-vpnc-gnome

Thanks!

EDIT, to give more of an idea of what I mean, here is what the option looks like in Ubuntu, and what I had previously in Mint Linux 17:
network-applet-with-vpn-ubuntu.png
Network manager applet Ubunut with VPN options
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Last edited by crobar on Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:23 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: VPN from networking applet in Mint 19

Post by crobar » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:23 am

I realised I had to actually configure a VPN first (go to network connections and click on the + to add a vpn), then the option to connect appears in the network applet.

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Re: [Solved] VPN from networking applet in Mint 19

Post by diapason » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:34 pm

Hello
Could I please ask you if you are successfully getting VPN connections established. Please see my post under Networking on Monday 12 November 2018 at 12:07.
I had no trouble for years with Mint 17, 17.1, 17.2 and 17.3 and even 16 and 15 before. Like you, I have gone to a clean install of Mint 19 and I just cannot get PPTP VPN to work.
Thanks

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Re: [Solved] VPN from networking applet in Mint 19

Post by diapason » Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:04 pm

Problem solved. A corruption must have crept in on network manager on the Mint 19 installation. I wiped it with a clean install and everything is working normally.

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