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Fedora 26 missing "NetworkManger-> '+' -> add Network Connection -> VPN/Bond/Team/Bridge/VLAN"?

asked 2017-10-11 10:24:15 +0000

Shawn Hu gravatar image

updated 2017-10-12 03:22:24 +0000


I am using Fedora 26, i want to use NetworkManager to create a bridge interface, in Fedora 23, this could be done with open NetworkManger, click '+' left bottom, a list show 'VPN/Bond/Team/Bridge/Vlan', then choose Bridge, but on Fedora 26, after i click '+', a list 'add VPN' shows 'OPENVPN/PPTP/SSH/VPNC/import from file', how could i add Bridge/Bond/Team/VLAN?

I use Fedora 26 workstation

Just check Fedora 25, it has no bridge interface in NetworkManager on my laptop too.

both Fedora 25 and 26, i use dvd-live-x86_64 to install.

after dnf install 'NetworkManager*', still can not see add bridge interface.

just Check Fedora 24, its NetworkManager has 'VPN/Bond/Team/Bridge/Vlan' interface, seems NetworkManager version problem? Latest one do not provide these interface anymore?

I do know how to config bridge with editing interface script directly, just wondering why in Fedora 25/26, these GUI interface missing by default.

NetworkManager in Fedora 24 (1.2.2-1)

NetworkManager in Fedora 25 (1.4.2-1)

Bests, Shawn

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Maybe you need to install addinional NetworkManager plugin modules.

dnf install 'NetworkManager*'

would install all of them plus a few packages you don't need.

villykruse ( 2017-10-11 13:34:04 +0000 )edit

Maybe it is exaggerated to install all available NetworkManager plugins. I would cherry-pick the ones you really need for usage.

florian ( 2017-10-11 15:34:38 +0000 )edit

Absolutely correct. Running dnf info available 'NetworkManager*' should give someone an idea of what to cherrypick.

villykruse ( 2017-10-11 16:02:39 +0000 )edit

after dnf install 'NetworkManager*', still can not see add bridge interface.

Shawn Hu ( 2017-10-12 01:06:49 +0000 )edit

I think adding a bridge interface is not supported by Gnome

florian ( 2017-10-12 03:21:20 +0000 )edit

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answered 2017-10-11 15:30:58 +0000

florian gravatar image

You need a few VPN plugins. To show all available, in a terminal run

dnf search NetworkManager*

To install selected ones, run

sudo dnf install NetworkManager-pluginname

OpenVPN (there is another plugin for vpnc, see output of above search command)

sudo dnf install NetworkManager-openvpn-gnome NetworkManager-openvpn


sudo dnf install NetworkManager-team


sudo dnf install NetworkManager-ssh

and so on.

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after dnf install 'NetworkManager*', still can not see add bridge interface.

Shawn Hu ( 2017-10-12 01:07:04 +0000 )edit

I think adding a bridge interface is not supported by Gnome - you will have to do that manually. You can find some instructions in this Fedora Magazine article

florian ( 2017-10-12 03:24:00 +0000 )edit

When using nm-connection-editor I see bridge as one of the types you can create. This utility is provided by nm-connection-editor.

villykruse ( 2017-10-12 05:31:11 +0000 )edit

@villykruse, this is what i want, thanks a lot

Shawn Hu ( 2017-10-12 05:54:11 +0000 )edit

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