Ubuntu – OpenVPN is installed but it is not an avaliable option in the network manager


I have installed and used openVPN once before in a previous install of Ubuntu 12.04. I have since reformatted, and now after reinstalling openVPN it will not show up in the network manager. I am trying to setup my VPN connection and the only option I have to choose from is PPTP.

EDIT: I have Gnome Shell and KDE installed as well, Gnome being my primary. I cannot find OpenVPN in either Gnome or Unity, however I can add it without an issue in KDE. Not really an acceptable workaround, but it works for now. I would still like to be able to do it in GTK based desktops as well.

Best Answer

You need to install the Network Manager OpenVPN plugin for Gnome.

  • Open a terminal with Ctrl-Alt-T
  • sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn network-manager-openvpn-gnome

Now try again.

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