Use VPN connections in network-manager-pptp without rebooting
When configuring VPN connections in Ubuntu through
network-manager-pptp the connections don’t get displayed until a reboot due to a bug. In the bugtracker I found a solution which makes the connections available without a reboot.
sudo /etc/init.d/dbus restart
Then run the NetworkManager applet by opening a command window with ALT+F2 and typing in