I am having problems on a Cisco VPN.

ISSUE: Unable to open "Cisco Anyconnect Secure mobility client" on my Ubuntu 18.04 LTS after the complete installation.

I am able to see the icon on the application menu; but, when I launch the app it doesn't open. Below is the screenshot \ logs for your reference:

Screenshot of terminal logs


I had the exactly same problem, the VPN was working but couldn't see the GUI, I found that is because of some missing dependency (libpangox-1.0-0 and libcanberra-gtk-module), try installing it:

sudo apt install libpangox-1.0-0 libcanberra-gtk-module

You may check if you need anything more or have other errors by running the UI executable, mine was installed on


You can run bin/vpnui and check what error you may have, hope it helps!

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    Hello Kennedy, Thanks for helping me out. I am able to see the GUI after installed the dependency. Really appreciate your support. Long live linux :-) – Harinaath Jun 28 '18 at 2:01
  • Hey @Harinaath! Your welcome! I'm glad it worked! Please mark this answer as the correct one, so other people will know that actually solved your problem :) – Kennedy Oliveira Jun 28 '18 at 2:20
  • Done and Sorry for the late response. Cheers ! Harinaath – Harinaath Jun 29 '18 at 13:49

I also installed sudo apt install libgtk2.0-0 which fixed the issue

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