I am pretty new to Ubuntu and Linux, so forgive me if this is obvious. It worked perfectly fine, but one day to the other, it didn't anymore. Sep 11 Veith-Ubuntu pppd: Plugin /usr/lib/pppd/2.4.5/loaded. The only thing I changed was adding a second monitor (I'm now running dual monitors), but I doubt that that has anything to do with it. The syslog gave me this: VPN connection 'us vpn' (Connect) reply received.The bug is annoying and silly that something so basic would escape the development team.
The point of Network Manager is to make networking configuration and setup as painless and automatic as possible.
Network Manager aims for Network Connectivity which "Just Works".
To invoke the nm-connections editor you need to right-click on the nm-applet and then click on Edit Connections.
Known network manager bug https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/ source/network-manager/ bug/284298 Due to a bug if you want to assign a static IP on Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop your setting will be overwritten after the next reboot because of a bug that escaped the Ubuntu team.
For instance, since the last resume (~1 hour ago) I had to manually disable a bogus eth0 interface at least 3 times. Mar 18 localhost rtkit-daemon: Successfully dropped privileges.
As you can imagine, this is really getting in the way of using my computer productively --- hence my severity tweaking. Mar 18 localhost rtkit-daemon: Successfully limited resources. Mar 18 localhost rtkit-daemon: Watchdog thread running.This should make the manager prompt you for the password. Now the PPTP settings should be about the same they where in hardy.Package: network-manager Version: 0.9.10.0-1 Severity: normal Dear Maintainer, Network Manager has started creating a new wired connection "eth0" after/during boot; this connection has ipv4 (and ipv6) disabled, and thus provides no connectivity. - Felix -- System Information: Debian Release: jessie/sid APT prefers testing-updates APT policy: (500, 'testing-updates'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing') Architecture: amd64 (x86_64) Kernel: Linux 3.14-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores) Locale: LANG=en_GB, LC_CTYPE=en_GB (charmap=ISO-8859-1) Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash Versions of packages network-manager depends on: ii adduser 3.113 nmu3 ii dbus 1.8.6-1 ii init-system-helpers 1.19 ii isc-dhcp-client 4.3.0 dfsg-1 ii libc6 2.19-7 ii libdbus-1-3 1.8.6-1 ii libdbus-glib-1-2 0.102-1 ii libgcrypt11 1.5.3-4 ii libglib2.0-0 2.40.0-3 ii libgnutls-deb0-28 3.2.15-3 ii libgudev-1.0-0 208-6 ii libmm-glib0 1.2.0-1 ii libndp0 1.3-1 ii libnewt0.52 0.52.17-1 ii libnl-3-200 3.2.24-2 ii libnl-genl-3-200 3.2.24-2 ii libnl-route-3-200 3.2.24-2 ii libnm-glib4 0.9.10.0-1 ii libnm-util2 0.9.10.0-1 ii libpam-systemd 208-6 ii libpolkit-gobject-1-0 0.105-6 ii libreadline6 6.3-6 ii libsoup2.4-1 2.46.0-2 ii libsystemd-daemon0 208-6 ii libsystemd-login0 208-6 ii libuuid1 2.20.1-5.8 ii lsb-base 4.1 Debian13 ii policykit-1 0.105-6 ii udev 208-6 ii wpasupplicant 1.1-1 Versions of packages network-manager recommends: ii crda 1.1.2-1 ii dnsmasq-base 2.71-1 ii iptables 1.4.21-2 ii modemmanager 1.2.0-1 ii ppp 2.4.6-2 Versions of packages network-manager suggests: pn avahi-autoipd keeps creating the "eth0" interface and using it after restarting. Furthermore, it seems to get in the way of other interfaces such as wifi, meaning that if you're regularly using a wifi, every time a new "eth0" interface kicks in you lose connectivity. Mar 18 localhost cron: (CRON) STARTUP (V5.0) Mar 18 localhost su: Successful su for fitzcarraldo by root Mar 18 localhost su: /dev/console root:fitzcarraldo Mar 18 localhost su: pam_unix(su:session): session opened for user fitzcarraldo by (uid=0) Mar 18 localhost dbus: [system] Activating service name='org.freedesktop.I recommend checking the ubuntu bug database for the latest state of the VPN issues: Search for “VPN” in the ubuntu bug database (launchpad.net) This monday was sweet.I finally had the time to make a fresh install of ubuntu 8.10 on my thinkpad r52, and what can i say, just as all the other releases before, things got better.Sep 11 Veith-Ubuntu pppd: pppd 2.4.5 started by root, uid 0 Sep 11 Veith-Ubuntu pppd: Using interface ppp0 Sep 11 Veith-Ubuntu pppd: Connect: ppp0 /dev/pts/1 Sep 11 Veith-Ubuntu pptp: nm-pptp-service-4958 log[main:pptp.c:314]: The synchronous pptp option is NOT activated Sep 11 Veith-Ubuntu Network Manager: SCPlugin-Ifupdown: devices added (path: /sys/devices/virtual/net/ppp0, iface: ppp0) Sep 11 Veith-Ubuntu Network Manager: SCPlugin-Ifupdown: device added (path: /sys/devices/virtual/net/ppp0, iface: ppp0): no ifupdown configuration found.