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If Thunderbird Mail is installed and is the default mail application in system settings->Details: then start Thunderbird, go to menu->Add-ons->Extensions and disable Thunderbird extension "Messaging Menu and Unity Launcher integration". Quit Thunderbird. Logout and Login to ubuntu. This solved it on ubuntu 14.04 LTS without the need to uninstall ...


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I was able to fix it by changing nm-applet to launch with dbus-launch nm-applet. To see if this will work for you, try running dbus-launch nm-applet and see if that shows up properly. To make the fix permanent, I edited /etc/xdg/autostart/nm-applet.desktop and changed Exec=nm-applet to Exec=dbus-launch nm-applet


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Yes, you can use coLinux to do so, but there are limitations. I have never used it though. Another method is to use andLinux, but it is quite outdated and no longer developed.


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When the VPN doesn't connect kindly: 1)Ping the VPN server to ensure it is available. 2) Confirm your Internet provider or your computer's firewall settings are still configured to permit traffic to and from your VPN. If you are using PPTP protocol, TCP Port 1723 and GRE Protocol 47 must be opened/enabled and for L2TP ensure UDP port 1701 is not blocked. ...


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I think what is missing is that the program nm-applet is not running, try starting it in a shell, with just: nm-applet or add it to the tray somehow. If it is just started like this, I'm not sure it will stay when you reboot, but it should work for now at least.



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