Bug 1168892 - Installing plasma-nm5-l2tp does not add a VPN menu to the NetworkManager applet
Installing plasma-nm5-l2tp does not add a VPN menu to the NetworkManager applet
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE Tumbleweed
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Component: KDE Workspace (Plasma)
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Reported: 2020-04-07 15:49 UTC by Andreas Nordal
Modified: 2020-04-07 19:24 UTC (History)
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Description Andreas Nordal 2020-04-07 15:49:41 UTC
I assume plasma-nm5-l2tp for KDE is supposed to work the same as NetworkManager-l2tp-gnome for GNOME. It doesn't: Only the GNOME equivalent adds a VPN menu to the NetworkManager applet.

Is my assumption correct, or how else can I connect to a VPN using KDE?
Comment 1 Fabian Vogt 2020-04-07 17:03:08 UTC
I installed plasma-nm5-l2tp here and in the network configuration I can now add a new connection with type "Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol".

Did you maybe try to use the GNOME applet in a plasma session? You have to use the Plasma applet or the system settings page.
Comment 2 Andreas Nordal 2020-04-07 19:24:39 UTC
What I know is that this was a smoking fresh Tumbleweed installation, specifically with «KDE Desktop» selected during the installation.

In the meantime, I installed Gnome and added the VPN. Now, I can connect and disconnect it from KDE. I just couldn't add it.

When I go into network configuration now, I can add VPN. I don't know if I just missed it, or *it* was missing when I only had KDE. I remember staring at this menu, but I didn't know where to look.