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Since bug 274930 implemented added functionalities in Network Manager regarding OpenVPN, the network-manager-openvpn plugin needs to be updated to 0.9 version to benefit from those improvements.
At the moment, with the 0.899 version it is impossible to connect to a openvpn server; the following is generated in the syslog file:

Sep 11 09:25:38 abc NetworkManager[1594]: <info> Starting VPN service 'openvpn'...
Sep 11 09:25:38 abc NetworkManager[1594]: <info> VPN service 'openvpn' started (org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.openvpn), PID 5083
Sep 11 09:25:38 abc NetworkManager[1594]: <info> VPN service 'openvpn' appeared; activating connections
Sep 11 09:25:38 abc NetworkManager[1594]: <info> VPN plugin state changed: 1
Sep 11 09:25:38 abc NetworkManager[1594]: <info> VPN plugin state changed: 3
Sep 11 09:25:38 abc NetworkManager[1594]: <info> VPN connection 'XYZ' (Connect) reply received.
Sep 11 09:25:38 abc NetworkManager[1594]: <warn> VPN connection 'XYZ' failed to connect: 'property 'user-name' invalid or not supported'.
Sep 11 09:25:38 abc NetworkManager[1594]: <warn> error disconnecting VPN: Could not process the request because no VPN connection was active.
Sep 11 09:25:38 abc NetworkManager[1594]: <info> Policy set 'Auto eth0' (eth0) as default for IPv4 routing and DNS.
Sep 11 09:25:43 abc NetworkManager[1594]: <info> VPN service 'openvpn' disappeared

When will it be updated?

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

Assuming there are no last minute regressions, these package ARE v0.9.

As you can see from the change-logs (at the time of writing this), release candidate 2 is being used from upstream.

It is usual for the developers and maintainers to use either the full release-candidate versions from upstream - or to cherry pick certain bugfixes and merge this in. In this case, the maintainers are using the release-candidate version + some alternate compile options.

So - as to your issue - I would strongly recommend you file a bug-report on launchpad to help the maintainers find a solution before v0.9 is fully committed.

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Thank you for your reply; do you have a specific link concerning network-manager packages so that I can link a bug report to it? –  softexpert Sep 12 '11 at 15:50
    
I think you would just type ubuntu-bug network-manager-openvpn to report this on launchpad - obviously make sure you have a launchpad account first :) –  fossfreedom Sep 12 '11 at 16:03
    
OK, I filled bug 848014 –  softexpert Sep 12 '11 at 16:06
    
Last minute update: network-manager-openvpn plugin v0.9 has just been released; however it did not solve my issue. After further investigation, I found out that in the config file for my OpenVPN connexion (located in /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections) the entry user-name should be username. The old syntax was handled and generated by the previous version of the plugin (I upgraded my system from 10.04 to 11.10 beta). I hope this will help someone else ... –  softexpert Sep 12 '11 at 20:26
    
@softexpert why not make that a new question and an answer ;) –  Rinzwind Sep 13 '11 at 6:39
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