I have been trying this for quite sometime as I did not want to reboot to Windows when I wanted a VPN connection. Tried a number of approaches. Many did not work (ex: installing Networkmanager-pptp and Bryan’s method using YaST). Just gave KVpnc a try and it worked the very first time! Here’s what I did.
Create a new profile in KVpnc
Using KVpnc requires you to enter the root password!
Add new profile
Choose PPTP here
You could experiment with other settings once you get a working connection.
Type in your username and password for connecting to the VPN server.
Default is fine
Virtual IP Address
Connection status check
Check if you want to connect after creating profile.
Give a name and description for the profile and type in the IP address of the VPN server under ‘VPN Gateway’
Ready to go!
KVpnc is still a KDE 3 application. It was available in the repos for
openSUSE. If you are having troubles connecting, have a look at
Here is how mine looks.
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