NetworkManager vpn is not available

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tulipb
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NetworkManager vpn is not available

Post by tulipb » 2014/09/05 08:11:16

Hi all.

I have a fresh install of CentOS 7 with KDE as a desktop system. The problem is that Add button of VPN tab in NetworkManager is greyed out preventing the way to make new vpn connection. I know that i can workaround that by console tools, but... it worked perfectly in Ubuntu, for ex. Is there is any way to fix that? May be it's a known problem already? Thanks.

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Re: NetworkManager vpn is not available

Post by TrevorH » 2014/09/05 08:25:19

Did you install the other NetworkManager packages for your type of VPN? Run yum list NetworkManager\* to see the entire list. Some more choices are in the EPEL and nux-dextop repositories for el7.
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tulipb
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Re: NetworkManager vpn is not available

Post by tulipb » 2014/09/05 11:32:09

Yep. Seems I've installed everything I could, there is my output of "yum list NetworkManager\* pptp\* ppp\*":

Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* base: ftp.byfly.by
* epel: mirror.datacenter.by
* extras: ftp.byfly.by
* nux-dextop: li.nux.ro
* updates: ftp.byfly.by
Installed Packages
NetworkManager.x86_64 1:0.9.9.1-25.git20140326.4dba720.el7_0 @updates
NetworkManager-glib.x86_64 1:0.9.9.1-25.git20140326.4dba720.el7_0 @updates
NetworkManager-openvpn.x86_64 1:0.9.8.2-4.el7.1 @epel
NetworkManager-openvpn-gnome.x86_64 1:0.9.8.2-4.el7.1 @epel
NetworkManager-pptp.x86_64 1:0.9.8.2-4.el7.nux @nux-dextop
NetworkManager-pptp-gnome.x86_64 1:0.9.8.2-4.el7.nux @nux-dextop
NetworkManager-tui.x86_64 1:0.9.9.1-25.git20140326.4dba720.el7_0 @updates
NetworkManager-vpnc.x86_64 1:0.9.9.0-6.git20140428.el7.nux @nux-dextop
NetworkManager-vpnc-gnome.x86_64 1:0.9.9.0-6.git20140428.el7.nux @nux-dextop
ppp.x86_64 2.4.5-33.el7 @anaconda
pptp.x86_64 1.7.2-22.el7 @base
pptp-setup.x86_64

hico11
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Re: NetworkManager vpn is not available

Post by hico11 » 2014/12/13 02:07:22

still no fix for this?

what is the work around using console tools?

kempachi
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Re: NetworkManager vpn is not available

Post by kempachi » 2014/12/23 11:53:02

i also tried got stuck with same issue

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Re: NetworkManager vpn is not available

Post by jperrin » 2015/01/04 22:28:30

Following up on this since it still trips some people up. For KDE users, you will need to ensure you have the proper kde-plasma-networkmanagement packages installed. For example -> kde-plasma-networkmanagement-openvpn.x86_64, available from the EPEL repository.

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Re: NetworkManager vpn is not available

Post by aks » 2015/01/05 19:23:41

Just guessing really ....

Perhaps you need to root to have the required permissions?

But like I say, just a guess.

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Re: NetworkManager vpn is not available

Post by kelvalok » 2015/02/11 16:37:30

Hi,

I solved this problem adding my user to vpn (or openvpn) group: usermod -a -G openvpn username

Hope it helps ,
cheers!

K.

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