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I just switched over to Debian from Ubuntu and I can't seem to figure out how to add a VPN connection through network manager. When I select the VPN tab from Edit Connections the Add button is disabled.

I'm running a fresh install of Debian 6.0.1 Already install the the Cisco VPN client (network-manager-vpnc).

Any pointers would be great.

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It's not seeing the VPN manager you have installed. Once you install one that's supported, like openvpn, the Add button will be enabled.

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Hmm, I've added openvpn and network-manager-openvpn but no joy. Even after restarting NetworkManager the Add button is disabled. Am I missing something? –  Jason George May 17 '11 at 20:03
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Have you tried this?It looked like it from your question but I wasn't certain #sudo apt-get install network-manager-vpnc vpnc –  Blomkvist May 17 '11 at 20:26
    
Yep, vpnc and network-manager-vpnc are already installed. –  Jason George May 17 '11 at 20:59
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Might seem unrelated but are you using gnome? –  Blomkvist May 17 '11 at 21:03
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If you are you might need to do it like #apt-get install network-manager-openvpn-gnome AND #apt-get install network-manager-vpnc-gnome –  Blomkvist May 17 '11 at 21:05

You have to install the network manager:

sudo aptitude install network-manager-vpnc

As well as the gnome client:

sudo aptitude install network-manager-vpnc-gnome
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