I have just installed 12.04 LTS but cannot access network manager. Internet access is ok. I have a wired connection to my router but want to set up a VPN. I have checked via terminal and is says network manager is installed but i cannot find it. I'm running this on an older emachines desktop that was running XP. I have tried some of the fixes posted on various sites but to no avail. Any ideas?
If nm-applet is running but the indicator is not showing for some reason, then you can access the configuration GUI by opening a terminal and typing
If nm-applet is not running, then you can attempt to start it from the command line as well, i.e.