In order to connect to the VPN at work I have to use the Fortinet client.
I used to use the forticlient-deb package present on CCR, which has been working until now without any issues.
After the last major upgrade to plasma of few weeks ago, if I’m not wrong netwrokmanager has been update too and now I’m having some problem. For some reason when I connect to the VPN through forticlient-deb, my WiFi connection start to have problem, networkmanger start to use a lot of CPU and normally the connection drop after a few second, before to reconnect again.
Sometimes this kind of behaviour can also cause a crash of networkmanager.
I checked if there are newer version of forticlient-deb, there are, but they do not support the SSLVPN connection on linux.
An alternative is openfortigui: I wanted to import the package on CCR, but for some reason I am not able to compile the PKGBUILD, the build failed at some point.
I found out in the option of networkmanager that it is possible to setup a FortinetSSLVPN. I tried, but when I connect to it, it tells me that there is a missing VPN extention. I found on AUR the package networkmanager-fortisslvpn-git, which is absent from the Chakra repo. I try to add it on CCR, but again I got a problem with the package dependencies. It depende among the other on the package "nm-connection-editor, which has a lot of gtk dependencies for networkmanager, similar to the qt-version that we have in chakra. So I am bit stucked.
Let me know if you need additional details.
Thanks a lot!!!