• network manager notification icon disappears


    Whenever I try to connect via vpn and click “connect” two things happen (to not): the vpn does not connect and the icon in the notification tray disappears. I can only get the icon back by either log out/log in or restart. My wired connection, however, stays connected. I configured my vpn using a pre configured openvpn file from Torguard. Openvpn is installed.

  • @selittle you mean nm-applet?
    if so open a terminal close the service first:
    pkill nm-applet
    then run it through terminal:
    nm-applet
    then try to use your vpn, if something goes wrong errors will be displayed at your terminal, this info you can use to dig for an answer. (you can write those errors here, maybe someone will be able to help you)

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  • Thanks. After doing this it tells me: “segmentation fault (core dumped)”

  • Maybe this thread will help you further:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/archlinux/comments/4dvy8v/cant_get_a_working_openvpn_connection_on_arch/

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  • @Bryanpwo thanks. I was able to find the Torguard app on the aur repository and that works fine. But that still doesn’t fix the network manager issue. Nor does this script. Still working on it but at least I now have a working VPN solution.

  • @selittle Too bad it didn’t work, sorry for asking, but you’re sure it isn’t the settings of your vpn network or maybe your firewall is getting in the way. Sometimes we tend to overlook the most obvious solution, that’s why I ask.

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  • This happened to me today as well. I can connect to server with openconnect from the terminal but not via nm-applet. There is the NetworkManager log if it helps;

    ● NetworkManager.service - Network Manager
       Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/NetworkManager.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
      Drop-In: /usr/lib/systemd/system/NetworkManager.service.d
               └─NetworkManager-ovs.conf
       Active: active (running) since Thu 2017-12-21 14:56:23 EST; 29s ago
         Docs: man:NetworkManager(8)
     Main PID: 651 (NetworkManager)
        Tasks: 4 (limit: 4915)
       CGroup: /system.slice/NetworkManager.service
               └─651 /usr/bin/NetworkManager --no-daemon
    
    Dec 21 14:56:28 ant-psyigit NetworkManager[651]: <info>  [1513886188.6708] dns-mgr: Writing DNS information to /usr/bin/resolvconf
    Dec 21 14:56:28 ant-psyigit NetworkManager[651]: <info>  [1513886188.7229] device (wlp2s0): Activation: successful, device activated.
    Dec 21 14:56:28 ant-psyigit NetworkManager[651]: <info>  [1513886188.7236] manager: startup complete
    Dec 21 14:56:30 ant-psyigit NetworkManager[651]: <info>  [1513886190.0067] manager: NetworkManager state is now CONNECTED_GLOBAL
    Dec 21 14:56:37 ant-psyigit NetworkManager[651]: <info>  [1513886197.8227] audit: op="connection-activate" uuid="e4b18808-6c16-4885-8645-d20d4260c3c8" name="VPN 1" pid=1189 uid=1000 result="success"
    Dec 21 14:56:37 ant-psyigit NetworkManager[651]: <info>  [1513886197.8273] vpn-connection[0x5628687a6130,e4b18808-6c16-4885-8645-d20d4260c3c8,"VPN 1",0]: Started the VPN service, PID 1619
    Dec 21 14:56:37 ant-psyigit NetworkManager[651]: <info>  [1513886197.8374] vpn-connection[0x5628687a6130,e4b18808-6c16-4885-8645-d20d4260c3c8,"VPN 1",0]: Saw the service appear; activating connection
    Dec 21 14:56:38 ant-psyigit NetworkManager[651]: <error> [1513886198.1306] vpn-connection[0x5628687a6130,e4b18808-6c16-4885-8645-d20d4260c3c8,"VPN 1",0]: Failed to request VPN secrets #3: No agents were available for this request.
    Dec 21 14:56:38 ant-psyigit NetworkManager[651]: <info>  [1513886198.1333] vpn-connection[0x5628687a6130,e4b18808-6c16-4885-8645-d20d4260c3c8,"VPN 1",0]: VPN plugin: state changed: stopped (6)
    Dec 21 14:56:38 ant-psyigit NetworkManager[651]: <info>  [1513886198.1343] vpn-connection[0x5628687a6130,e4b18808-6c16-4885-8645-d20d4260c3c8,"VPN 1",0]: VPN service disappeared
    
  • Which DE are you using? I’ve read a thread on the Arch forum with the exact same problem, but it looked like it was a Mate problem. It wasn’t solved, though and the thread was from september this year.

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  • you could try to install the optional dependencies for networkmanager maybe you need some of them for vpn.

    Or even try to install a missing dependency:
    sudo pacman -S (pactree -u networkmanager) --needed; sudo pacman -S (pactree -u network-manager-applet) --needed

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  • I am using MATE but I tracked this down to be network-manager-applet problem. I can use 1.8.7 version fine but anything newer crashes.

    I checked the repo log and there are 3 revisions for this package in the last three hours. I see this as a good sign that they are probably working on fixing this.

    Edit: network-manager-applet 1.8.10-5 indeed solves the problem. It is posted two hours ago so it should be available from now on if someone else encounters this problem.

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