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Member Since 12 Apr 2017
Offline Last Active May 16 2017 09:45 AM
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Add a VPN connection greyed out

13 April 2017 - 08:30 AM

Okay, I have found the first problem I cannot solve myself.

 

I am trying to set up a PPTP connection. When I try to "Add a VPN connection" under "VPN Connections" from the system tray nothing opens. It is not clickable.

 

If I try to add a new connection manually, all I have is either Hardware or Virtual categories, with nothing referring to PPTP. Under Hardware, I would have to choose Ethernet or WiFi which indicates what I'm trying to do is not available.

 

I installed:

 

openvpn, network-manager, network-manager-openvpn, network-manager-pptp and pptp-linux

 

Could not find any solutions on the forum or Google, so I am fresh out of ideas. Normally with a Ubuntu based distro, you just select Add > PPTP but there is no such option on my installation.

 

In the "Choose a Connection Type" box it suggests "The correct VPN plugin may not be installed". I have no idea what plugin I may be missing.

 

So I need help on what to do next.

Hello from down under

12 April 2017 - 02:59 PM

Hi there. I am from Perth in Western Australia. I am 65 and my background is in electronics.

 

Had been looking at Bodhi for a while now and finally decided to put it on my laptop. It has two drive bays, with Windows 7 on one and the other I use for trying distro's.

 

Took me a few days to get my head around Moksha, but it's starting to make sense. Installed Synaptic and Double Commander, which running as gksu, allowed me to edit things. Figured out that editing the .desktop files was how you moved menu items into different categories and could rename or hide them.

 

Downloaded the Standard ISO and installed all my usual apps. Was amazed that it only uses around 225MB of memory on boot, with negligible CPU use, and doesn't increase greatly even after using things for a while. Changed the mouse bindings so the menu doesn't pop up on left click, only by clicking on the start icon. So things work much like normal for me now. You get set in your ways by my age!

 

I'm mainly a KDE man, but have tried most of the other DE's. Moksha is almost as configurable as KDE and I was surprised at what you can change. As others have already mentioned, I could not find a setting for the mouse double-click speed, but realized I could double-tap the touchpad - duh!

 

I have had Neon on the laptop for months, but think Bodhi will be hanging around for the near future.

 

Great distro guys, I'm liking it a lot.