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[BUG] Add packages for proper VPN support

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[BUG] Add packages for proper VPN support

#1 Post by Alt » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:32 pm

MX17 has network-manager plugins installed but user can't add/configure new VPN connections through "nm-connection-editor". He needs to add GNOME plugins (e.g. network-manager-pptp-gnome, network-manager-openvpn-gnome...) which isn't even obvious (looking at filenames like libnm-vpn-plugin-openconnect-editor.so or libnm-vpn-plugin-pptp-editor.so in dialog). So all corresponding NM GNOME plugins packages needs to be installed by default.

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Re: [BUG] Add packages for proper VPN support

#2 Post by richb » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:50 pm

Not sure about that. I have openVPN running with Network Manager. The setup was without any trouble or other additions.
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Re: [BUG] Add packages for proper VPN support

#3 Post by Alt » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:15 pm

Just tried Live in VirtualBox. Only OpenVPN opens dialog, PPTP and VPNC complains about plugin.
P.S. No wonder, network-manager-openvpn-gnome is installed unlike the other two.

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Re: [BUG] Add packages for proper VPN support

#4 Post by richb » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:22 pm

I was clarifying that standard OpenVPN is trouble free. Never tried the other two. I am sure the devs will take a look at this.
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Re: [BUG] Add packages for proper VPN support

#5 Post by GuiGuy » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:52 am

richb wrote:Not sure about that. I have openVPN running with Network Manager. The setup was without any trouble or other additions.
I have tried and failed to do this :frown: : can't think what to put into the "Gateway" box. Please give me a clue :confused:

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Re: [BUG] Add packages for proper VPN support

#6 Post by vamsi » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:13 am

There is a tutorial on English BOB channel in Youtube about how to setup vpn i.e, openvpn in MX-16.1 it will work now too
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txOpzeEuf58

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Re: [BUG] Add packages for proper VPN support

#7 Post by richb » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:56 am

GuiGuy wrote:
richb wrote:Not sure about that. I have openVPN running with Network Manager. The setup was without any trouble or other additions.
I have tried and failed to do this :frown: : can't think what to put into the "Gateway" box. Please give me a clue :confused:
You put in a country gateway. For example swiss.privateinternetaccess.com which is Switzerland, Another example is nz.privateinternetaccess.com which is New Zealand. There are many to choose from. Speeds will vary depending on the server. I got the list with a wget command but cannot readily find it. I will continue to look. The wget download also gives you the certificate to use.
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Re: [BUG] Add packages for proper VPN support

#8 Post by GuiGuy » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:09 pm

Thanks, vamsi and Rich.
Still no joy here after many attempts: could my DHCP router be blocking me?

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Re: [BUG] Add packages for proper VPN support

#9 Post by richb » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:16 pm

Are you trying to use the free services that the video shows or a paid service? The configurations are different. I am unfamiliar with the video and the free VPN and use the paid Private Internet Access. I am not sure but doubt that your router is blocking.

EDIT: Deleted OpenVPN which is
and added Private Internet Access
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Re: [BUG] Add packages for proper VPN support

#10 Post by GuiGuy » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:36 am

Yes, was trying to use the free OpenVPN.
I don't really need a VPN so I will stop struggling to get one.
Thanks for your help.

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