Ubuntu :: Get US Openvpn To Start Before Opening Huludesktop

Mar 14, 2010

I'm trying to get my US openvpn to start before opening huludesktop. I can start my vpn from the command line:

sudo openvpn --cd /etc/openvpn --config client.ovpn

but if I put in a script vpnhulu.sh

sudo openvpn --cd /etc/openvpn --config client.ovpn &
huludesktop %F

It doesn't work - huludesktop starts but the vpn client doesn't start

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Huludesktop Fullscreen Not Working?

Feb 13, 2011

I am having problems with huludesktop not displaying videos in full screen. I launch huludesktop and maximize it so that it is full screen but the video is displayed in letter box. When I watch the same video via chrome it displays it without the letter box. I am running mythbuntu 10.10 (64 bit)and I have the problem using both the flash via ndiswrapper and via the native 64 bit version (10.2 I think) from the seven machines ppa. I am running the most recent version of huludesktop.

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Red Hat / Fedora :: OpenVPN - Running As Non Admin - Error "opening Logfile"

Jan 5, 2010

I am using a custom OpenVPN install using 7zip. It installs the program and unzips the keys and configuration files to the correct location. This is being installed by an administrator and needs to work for non admin users. Before there was an issue about not pushing the routes correctly and I am going to get around that by adding the users to the Network Config group which will allow them to add routes but not a whole lot more power. Now I am getting the error "Error opening logfile for writing C:Program FilesOpenVPNlogclient.log.

You probably don't have administrator privileges, which are necessary to run OpenVPN." Is there anyway around this? OpenVPN still works even though this error occurs so is there anyway to just turn the error off (changing verb to 0 does not work) or recompile it to ignore this error? Is there anyway to change the logging location to event viewer or another directory such as C:Users\%currentuser%OpenVPN.log (when I try to do this with log or log-append option it throws another error and doesn't work so I would prefer event viewer so there wouldn't be any permission issues).

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Ubuntu :: OpenVPN Server Won't Start After Reboot

Jul 15, 2010

I had recently setup an OpenVPN server on x64 10.04 via the guide found at: [url]

Everything was working perfectly, all clients were able to connect etc.

Today I needed to reboot for a completely unrelated issue - only to find that upon logging in, openVPN was no longer running.

When I tried to execute 'sudo /etc/init.d/openvpn start' I'm presented with an interesting message...

This *used* to say Server. I've double checked all the configs and scripts used in the config and they all check out OK. I purged and reinstalled openVPN to no avail...

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Jul 20, 2011

I have to say, I'm a little astonished at how anxious people are to bypass password checks on networks, all for the convenience of having things come up automatically. But given the world as we find it, I'm seeking a different approach.

I have an OpenVPN network. It works fine, but for my laptop, I've selected a client certificate that requires a password, so that if it falls into nefarious hands, the thief will not have immediate access to the VPN.

I'm trying not to have any data at all on the laptop (yes, a waste of a 500GB drive). So I want the VPN up even before I log in through the GUI.

It would be nice if the boot-up sequence would pause for the openvpn start script to ask for this password. I see the script contains a line "# X-Interactive: true" which I understand from documentation is supposed to accomplish this. But it doesn't. OpenVPN simply fails to start, which is better than the alternative, but a pain.

I have already disabled the splash screen (having been around Linux for over ten years, I am more comfortable seeing boot-up messages anyway, though even on this x86 they flash on so quickly I'm not sure I'm really gaining anything).

What am I missing?

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Nov 24, 2009

It is the first time have I used VPN. I installed OpenVPN in my Fedora 11 computer. I did it following:URL...And I stopped at step 16: service openvpn start . The service can not start up. Even if I disabled Selinux . Does anyone know how to treat this trouble.

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Nov 23, 2009

This was working and stable on f-10 and f-11. Fresh f-12 install including openvpn, Copied /etc/openvpn/* to new system as root from working f-11 syatem. /etc/init.d/openvpn start (and stop) works as advertised HOWEVER when set to start at boot using chkconfig or Services Configuration program, openvpn does not start. I must manually start it every time. When started, it does work without error messages in the log.

I tried removing the NetworkManager-vpn module with no effect. Thought it could somehow be overriding the auto startup of openvpn at boot.

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May 18, 2011

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Apr 5, 2010

i have some problems with configuring openvpn tunnel connection to my openvpn server. I'm using static-key tcp connection. Network manager always said to me that connection could not be established. Also, when i try to run openvpn from terminal, i got some strange permissions problem:


openvpn --config config.ovpn
Mon Apr 5 15:48:37 2010 OpenVPN 2.1_rc19 i486-pc-linux-gnu [SSL] [LZO2] [EPOLL] [PKCS11] built on Oct 13 2009
Mon Apr 5 15:48:37 2010 NOTE: OpenVPN 2.1 requires '--script-security 2' or higher to call user-defined scripts or executables
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Aug 9, 2010

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port 1194
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Feb 13, 2010

I want to configure a VPN over the Internet.I installed the 'openvpn' package, generated the key file, transfered it by a secure way to the client, and setted up the configuration file.

So, in that configuration file I input the IP addresses of the tunneled interfaces. Both IPs are static in the tunnel.

Then, I've heard somewhere that I can assign a dynamic configuration IP for the client. I do this registering a range.

Well, when I tried to change static IP to dynamic IP (changing '' to '') in the configuration file, the OpenVPN didn't work.

Obviously I don't know what I'm doing, and I really, don't believe that simply changing the IP will make it work, but I tried.

I hope I explained my problem as well.

My configuration file:

# OpenVPN Server Configuration File
dev tun 0
cd /etc/openvpn
secret key_file

In client I execute the 'openvpn' without the '--daemon' parameter.Then I want that my client uses a IP in a range (, for example), instead of a static IP ( also thought to use a DHCP server, but I'm not sure that will work.

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Jun 4, 2011

As I reported in this bug:[URL].. root is not able to start an openvpn-connection via the "nmcli"-command to control NetworkManager, whereas my user does not run in any problems with this command. My error output when starting as root is as follows:

# nmcli con up id "my-openvpn"
Active connection state: unknown
Active connection path: /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/ActiveConnection/5
state: VPN connecting (need authentication) (2)
Error: Connection activation failed: no valid VPN secrets.

Does anybody know what to do about this strange behaviour? The vpn-secret seems to be stored in the gnome-keyring and in the /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/my-openvpn simultaneously. But root cannot access any of these. Why this is important? I'm trying to set up a dispatcher-script to automatically start openvpn on eth-connection. but this does throw the exact error from above (no valid vpn secrets..).


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Nov 20, 2010

i am using Fedora 14. Once system get hanged during opening a video file so I had to restart the system by pressing restart button. But after restarting there are few problems appearing like system monitor not opening and Thunder bird opening but not showing any folder including inbox.

---------- Post added at 04:54 AM GMT ---------- Previous post was at 04:42 AM GMT ----------

Looks like SElinux has stopped working

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Feb 7, 2011

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usenext-5.27-1.i386 requires mono(gdk-sharp) =
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Nov 29, 2010

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The vpn provider i use is called 'hidemyass' vpn-anyone know if openvpn will work on ubuntu with this?

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Dec 10, 2010

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Mar 10, 2010

Trying to set up a VPN on my seedbox. I get an error when I try to start it.

I followed this guide: [URL]

Here is my server.conf:

# Sample OpenVPN 2.0 config file for #
# multi-client server. #
# #


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Jul 5, 2010

I installed OpenVPN, placed conf, keys and certs into /etc/openvpn/. I did
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Jul 21, 2010

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I am at this step 'Initialize the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)'

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Aug 5, 2010

I'm trying to get OpenVPN working but when I try to bring my br0 interface up it gives me an error.The below messages is from when I run


/etc/init.d/networking restart


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Dec 12, 2010

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Mar 1, 2011

I have access to a VPN I use when having confidential instant messaging sessions. For the purposes of my work, essentially.I'm a command line kind of guy, and like to use Finch (the shell version of Pidgin) for those.However, when I turn on my OpenVPN connection it routes all traffic through the VPN. Web-browsing, IMing, and I can no longer access other machines on my home network.Can I set OpenVPN to only route traffic I ask through that connection (either by port number or application, or some way I haven't thought of), while other traffic flows through my usual home network?Some kind of local proxy perhaps? Or a dd-wrt box set up as a proxy, connected to OpenVPN?I've played around with the GUI environment too (I have a basic GUI I sometimes use on my main machine) and have installed the full desktop 10.10 on a second machine just to see if I can work it out.

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Dec 12, 2010

I have set up OpenVPN Server on a VM (Ubuntu 10.10) running virtualbox bridged to the host. Everything is working fine excepts the fact that I cant seem to be able to assign internal IP (VPN Server) to client connecting. Let me explain: All my clients are connecting and accessing the internet without any issue. Where I have an issue is that all my clients come out the other way on the internet with my server ip address which kind of defeat the purpose. Is there a way (keeping in mind that I am running the server in a VM) to have all my clients accessing the internet with an IP provided by the VPN Server?

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Jan 5, 2010

A couple of weeks ago I was using openvpn with a provider of PVNs on a home wifi network with no problems.I had installed openvpn using apt-get install and downloaded theopvn PVN files from the organization.erything worked fine.I would type sudo openvpn nameoffile.ovpn and then add my username and password during the installation process.However, when I try to do the same on an Ethernet network, the installation work fines (as above) and informs me that everything is connected (same as on the home Wifi network) but Firefox and all other software cannot connect to anything on the Internet.I contacted the organization who said the DNS was a problem and I needed to install resolvconf then modify each .opvn file using up /etc/openvpn/update-resolv-conf and down /etc/openvpn/update-resolv-confcauses the installation to hang because it does not like openvpn pointing to an external file.Irrespective of the problem I have with this "solution", previously I could use openvpn without modifying the .ovpn files. It just worked! I wonder if anyone knows why using the exact same configuration on an Ethernet network (which I have not used before with openvpn) is causing problems

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Apr 26, 2010

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May 16, 2010

I have many openvpn implementations. Every time I use windows shares over openvpn, the speed is no more than 500KB/s, in LAN environment. When I start a copy it reaches 200-300KB/s, when I start second one it reaches 500KB/s. No more is reached after more copies simultaneously. When I use linux to copy files - the first copy reaches 700KB/s, the second copy reaches 2.5MB/s (then the first grows also to 2.5MB/s), the third copy reaches also 2.5MB/s. All of these are copied simultaneously, otherwise when only one is started it sits on 700KB/s. Moreover when 2 of the 3 simultaneous copy processes end, the one left backs at 700KB/s again.

But this is linux. When I use Windows the transfer speed is no more than 400-500KB/s (LAN environment).
The OpenVPN server is always ubuntu (any version - I've tried 6.06, 8.04, 10.04).

Tried the OpenVPN client in ubuntu (and the windows machine behind the ubuntu), in windows (directly installed the client on windows) and it is all the same - no more than 500KB/s.

I can not use this because it is so slooow. When only one file is copied at a time it reaches only 200KB/s!!! Searched all the google results - no one have an answer, although there are many people with the same problem.

Now, I am sure that the problem is in Windows, because when I use linux as a server and as a client, the client copies fast. But when I use windows as machine behind the client it copies slow. I don't know... something in the tcp/ip settings in windows or something...

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May 31, 2010

I am trying to connect to an OpenVPN connection using the gnome-network manager.

I'd like to point out that using the configuration file in /etc/openvpn works perfectly but I have no way of knowing if the connection has dropped.

When I set up the connection in the nm it connects for a few seconds then fails. The /var/log/messages file shows this:

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Jun 20, 2010

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Jul 17, 2010

I just installed OpenVPN using apt, and it doesn't seem to have components which are distributed with the source, such as easy-rsa. Why would tools like this be excluded from the package? I prefer to use apt rather than compiling from source, to keep things neat and simple.

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Aug 4, 2010

I installed OpenVPN and gadmin-openvpn-server from the repos and I can't seem to activate the openvpn server in the gui. I have the server certificate generated, and all the information on encryption protocols setup, and accounts named and ready, despite accounts that were already there, such as www-data, bind, ossec, etc being listed. The server log states:

PLUGIN_INIT: could not load plugin shared object /usr/lib/openvpn-pam-auth.so: /usr/lib/openvpn/openvpn-pam-auth.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory.

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