I can't seem to obtain a DHCP lease though my machine does find the network.
But this is really a moot point as I will definitely need a ROAMING setup for my purposes.
I connected per your instructions and received the following:[email protected]:~$ sudo ifup eth0 Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client 4.1.1-P1 Copyright 2004-2010 Internet Systems Consortium. For info, please visit https://org/software/dhcp/ Listening on LPF/eth0/f0:de:f1:a9:b Sending on LPF/eth0/f0:de:f1:a9:b Sending on Socket/fallback DHCPREQUEST on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 DHCPREQUEST on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 DHCPACK from 192.168.1.254 bound to 192.168.1.77 -- renewal in 43027 seconds.
I ended up removing network manager completely (as it was the obvious cause of the computer crashes), and I gave the above method a shot once more without luck - both via manually editing the config files and using Ceni to do it for me. I suspect that password recognition may have been part of the problem. I've had system freezes with changing from one AP to another.
I happen to have gtk3 installed and that is why it didn't fail for me. By out-of-date I meant it doesn't compile due to perl-xml-parser being a new dependency or so.
elementary OS starts to connect and after a few seconds just shows a popup with message "The VPN connection '...' failed". The log in file /var/log/syslog says: VPN connection 'XXXXX' (Connect) reply received.
This package should NOT provide "network-manager-applet". If it does like now then a subsequent installation of gnome-shell (which requires network-manager-applet) will not try to replace your package with the gtk3 version - the only one gnome-shell can use.
As a result the installed gnome-shell will try to launch this gtk2 version and will crash not even telling you what's wrong. It looks like a GIRSCAN included Gtk-3.0 instead of Gtk-2.0, the new PKGBUILD patches this.
I would still like to know why it doesn't worked with the built-in client.
But I just found out that the Shrew Soft VPN client is available through the Software Center. :-) I use the newest elementare OS (updated few minutes ago).