Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Kubuntu OpenConnect VPN (AnyConnect) with GNOME nm-applet

The network manager in Kubuntu 11.10 still does not support OpenConnect

Basically I followed this BLOG post.

But with slight variation for Kubuntu 11.10

I used synaptic to simultaneously uninstall  plasma-widget-networkmanager
and install "network-manager-gnome openconnect network-manager-openconnect network-manager-openconnect-gnome" packages.

Then added nm-applet to Autostart as follows:

$ grep -v NotShowIn /etc/xdg/autostart/nm-applet.desktop > ~/.config/autostart/nm-applet.desktop

K->search-> "Autostart" ... enable "nm-applet"

Wireless was strangely not connecting after selecting a SSID.  It turns out one also needs to install the "gnome-keyring" package ...