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Since 12.04 I cannot connect to my VPN. my ovpn file is the following


When I try to import the VPN file i get the following error

The file 'edunet.ovpn' could not be read or does not contain recognized VPN connection information

Error: unknown PPTP file extension.

Is there any way arround this error? I have already installed network-manager-openvpn

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My problem was that network-manager-openvpn-gnome was not installed, (weird because I though it would get installed automatically after installing network-manager-openvpn). I installed it and everything was fine.

So, to all people having the same problem make sure that

sudo apt-get install openvpn network-manager-openvpn network-manager-openvpn-gnome
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When you import be sure that the following fields are populated:

  1. user certificate
  2. CA certificate
  3. privacy key

Your save button will become visible. This worked for me.

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And then after i installed network-manager-openvpn-gnome I run into the problem of the grayed "Save" button, and I saw that the certificate was missing. I located it and everything worked OK. –  ECII May 29 '12 at 7:23

I had a similar problem to ECII's. In my case network-manager-vpnc-gnome had to be installed first. To do so I typed in a terminal:

sudo apt-get install network-manager-vpnc
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If anyone is using KDE as the desktop manager, the right package to be installed may be network-manager-vpnc-kde, if available:

sudo apt-get install network-manager-vpnc-kde
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