[vpn-help] newbie help question: can't start client

Albrecht Mehl mehl at freunde.tu-darmstadt.de
Fri Mar 19 05:20:52 CDT 2010

Am 17.03.2010 16:54, schrieb Stefan Bauer:
> > You just lack the graphical frontend :) Some people prefer the
> > console way.
May I take this opportunity to return to my question as I have the same
problem? On 13.3.2010 I wrote 'Starting the GUI' and in it

With opensuse Linux 11.2 I installed the vpn client
-- Enabled Client QT GUI support ...
-- Configuring done
-- Generating done
-- Build files have been written to: /home/am/internet/shrewvpn/ike


which seems to have been successful. But ... either because your
documentation is too sparse or because I am looking at the wrong places
I cannot get the GUI running to insert the profil already provided by
the intended host:


001109ea63a6:/home/am/internet/shrewvpn/ike/script # ./iked -F


With or without the -F switch there is an immediate return to the
console prompt.

I therefor would be most grateful to get a hint on how

  - to get the GUI running and to import the profil
  - to get the connection to the host

Please bear with me for these questions perhaps a bit trivial.


To this I just got a hint to the documentation already known to me, but
not very helpful as this had been the base of my unsuccessful attempt to
get things running.

So what have I to do in order to get the GUI so that I can import the
profile already provided by the intended host?


A. Mehl

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