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Ubuntu - Edit VPN Grayed out (have read the instructions)

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I've read the instructions on adding a VPN via the GUI NetworkManager in Linux. I cannot get these options to save.

 

I'm attaching a screen shot as this explains it much better than I can. All fields are populated, yet I cannot apply/save these settings.

 

VPN via the command line does work, but I cannot create this connection via NetworkManager.

 

Please help, it's driving me crazy!!

 

 

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I still haven't quite got this sorted out yet, but if I log in as root and create the conections, this is not greyed out. Alternatively, if I run sudo nm-connection-editor, all is well.

 

Clearly this isn't an airvpn problem, but if anyone has an linux experience who might be able to explain why this happening, I'd appreciate it.

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Does the user account belong to the group network?
 
Open a terminal and enter the following:
 
 $ groups 
 
You will see a list with the groups the current user belongs to. Something like this : disk lp network video audio optical storage scanner power users
 
If you don't see the group network in the list add it by using the following command:
 
$ sudo gpasswd -a [username] network    
 
[username] = the user account you want to add.
 
I hope this helps.....

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Does the user account belong to the group network?

 

Open a terminal and enter the following:

 

 $ groups 

 

You will see a list with the groups the current user belongs to. Something like this : disk lp network video audio optical storage scanner power users

 

If you don't see the group network in the list add it by using the following command:

 

$ sudo gpasswd -a [username] network    

 

[username] = the user account you want to add.

 

I hope this helps.....

Thanks! I agree it's definitely permission related somehow.. At least I can mange via root / sudo.

 

gpasswd: group 'network' does not exist in /etc/group
 
The only thing similar I see if I cat /etc/groups is 'netdev'.. I'll try that and logout / login and see if it makes any difference.

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netdev didn't do anything.. very strange. 

 

Oh well, I guess I'll just continue to create these connections as root as needed, or use the openvpn cli client.

 

I appreciate the help!

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