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Bug 185992 - Had to reboot to get vpnc config settings enabled
Summary: Had to reboot to get vpnc config settings enabled
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager
Version: 6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dan Williams
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-03-20 20:14 UTC by Tim Burke
Modified: 2018-04-11 12:38 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-05-06 15:35:18 UTC
Type: ---

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Description Tim Burke 2006-03-20 20:14:22 UTC
Installed NetworkManager-vpnc
Then went in to th applet menu VPN Connections -> Configure VPN
There I click "Add" and entered the config settings for the RH VPN
now I close out of that

Back on the NetworkManager applet, I'm expecting to see the new connection name
there (Red Hat VPN).  However I don't, its not listed.  Now I go back to
Configure VPN and see that the Red Hat VPN settings are there (so it didn't
forget about it).  Consequently I couldn't get it to use/enable this VPN config.  

Then I rebooted and things worked fine: the "Red Hat VPN" now appears under "VPN

This bug is to note that the initial time you create a new connection config the
applet can't use it until its restarted.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2006-04-10 17:19:39 UTC
Looks like you have to restart the NM daemon.

Comment 2 Bernard Johnson 2006-07-12 02:39:18 UTC
This is also true of NetworkManager-openvpn.

Comment 3 Denis Leroy 2006-09-28 23:39:01 UTC
Taking ownership.

Comment 4 Matěj Cepl 2007-04-26 08:49:52 UTC
Restarting NetworkManager service doesn't help me here. Maybe related to my
x86_64 installation, but anyway -- NM-vpnc just doesn't work me at all.

Comment 5 Denis Leroy 2007-04-26 08:59:46 UTC
Matej, this on fc-6 or fc-7 ?

Comment 6 Matěj Cepl 2007-04-26 09:14:52 UTC
fc-6 daily updated

Comment 7 Denis Leroy 2007-06-14 22:55:52 UTC
Reassigning to NetworkManager (could somebody change the component to
NetworkManager ? can't seem to be able to do it). The FC-6 version of NM needs a
bunch of patches. This looks like a bug in nm-applet. As far as i can see,
nm-vpn-properties adds the right fields to gconf.

Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 02:10:06 UTC
Fedora apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We're
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Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 15:35:16 UTC
This bug is open for a Fedora version that is no longer maintained and
will not be fixed by Fedora. Therefore we are closing this bug.

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