OpenVPN Manager does not handle usb ethernet dongle device?

Asked by Davide Marchi on 2020-07-25

Trying to add a vpn connection on my laptop, I realize that the save button is always inactive.
The same operation on my workstation goes fine.

The only difference is the ethernet hardware: my laptop doesn't have one ethernet device, so to overcome this drawback I use a USB adapter ->

[ 6.343869] ax88179_178a 2-1:1.0 eth0: register 'ax88179_178a' at usb-0000:00:14.0-1, ASIX AX88179 USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet, 00:0e:c6:a1:72:e7
[ 6.471805] ax88179_178a 2-1:1.0 enx000ec6a172e7: renamed from eth0

each OS are Ubuntu 18.04, Gnome shell interface.

I'm using network-manager-openvpn-gnome Version: 1.8.2-1 and GNOME Shell 3.28.4.

$ nmcli device status

DEVICE TYPE STATE CONNECTION
08:3D:88:C1:D4:D3 bt disconnesso --
08:EE:8B:FA:9B:A6 bt disconnesso --
wlp2s0 wifi non disponibile --
enx000ec6a172e7 ethernet non gestito --
lo loopback non gestito --

cat /etc/network/interfaces ->

# interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

#auto dsl-provider
#iface dsl-provider inet ppp
#pre-up /bin/ip link set enx000ec6a172e7 up # line maintained by pppoeconf
#provider dsl-provider

auto enx000ec6a172e7
iface enx000ec6a172e7 inet dhcp

Thanks

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Solved:
2020-07-26
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2020-07-26
Davide Marchi (danjde) said : #1

Update:
the same problem also on the workstation.
I doubt that it is essential to add a CA certificate for make enabled "save" button.

is this so?

Thanks!

What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; apt-cache policy openvpn

Thanks

Davide Marchi (danjde) said : #3

lsb_release -a; uname -a; apt-cache policy openvpn
LSB Version: core-9.20170808ubuntu1-noarch:security-9.20170808ubuntu1-noarch
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS
Release: 18.04
Codename: bionic
Linux cosmogoniA-Book 4.15.0-112-generic #113-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jul 9 23:41:39 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
openvpn:
  Installato: 2.4.4-2ubuntu1.3
  Candidato: 2.4.4-2ubuntu1.3
  Tabella versione:
 *** 2.4.4-2ubuntu1.3 500
        500 http://it.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     2.4.4-2ubuntu1 500
        500 http://it.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 Packages

OK and who is your VPN provider please?

Davide Marchi (danjde) said : #5

A company I work with has provided me the access data, but without an CA key, I don't know which provider they rely on.
It could be that they used the VPN term but that they meant a PPTP connection.
I have to deepen..

Thanks!

Get the cert

This may help
https://askubuntu.com/questions/243448/crt-certificate-not-appearing-in-menu-for-selection

I hate certificates. My job would be so much easier without them

Davide Marchi (danjde) said : #7

Great! This solves my question!

Thanks!