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I have Ubuntu 12.04 and I've imported OpenVPN configs into network manager in the past with previous versions of Ubuntu and gnome. I have a new OpenVPN config and would like to import it, but can't find the import option.

I do currently have other OpenVPN configs working properly. I'm fairly confident that the required packages are in place. When I go to Network Settings provided by clicking on the network icon in Gnome Shell and clicking "Network Settings" I click all over and can't find anything about importing a .ovpn config.

$ sudo apt-get install openvpn network-manager-openvpn network-manager-openvpn-gnome
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
openvpn is already the newest version.
network-manager-openvpn is already the newest version.
network-manager-openvpn-gnome is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

I did it manually last time, but that is a lot of guess and check trying to figure out which setting aligns with which config line. Please save me the hassle. :-)

share|improve this question – forcefsck Jul 30 '12 at 14:17
forcefsck's link above shows you how to do it manually, but does not provide the import feature I'm looking for. – flickerfly Jul 31 '12 at 18:43

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

You can still access the old interface by running:

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Thank you! That does get me back to the import feature that I was missing. – flickerfly Jul 31 '12 at 18:44

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