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Since this morning I cannot connect to pptp vpn. when I click on NetworkManager applet and select the vpn it says:

VPN connection fail
The VPN connection "whatever" failed because vpn service failed to start

I google it, but the result didn't helped me.

thanks in advance.

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closed as too localized by Jorge Castro, Octavian Damiean, Jjed, Takkat, Bruno Pereira Feb 3 '12 at 0:24

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I think problem was for the gtk2-module-rgba I installed from ppa:erik-b-andersen/rgba-gtk I checked History in ubuntu software center and saw it was the last thing I installed before getting this error. so I removed it and reboot and now everything is fine! thanks – Behzadsh Dec 2 '10 at 14:27
nmcli c down id <VPNNAME> # stop nmcli c up id <VPNNAME> # start – gayavat Sep 9 '15 at 6:50
sudo service openvpn start
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getting same error! – Behzadsh Dec 2 '10 at 13:41
unrecognized service. – Slavo Sep 23 '12 at 14:44

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