I'm attempting to install VPN on my Kali Linux Gnome 3 laptop. I've followed the instructions on this page https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/forum/discussion/18003/openvpn-step-by-step-setups-for-various-debian-based-linux-oss-with-videos-ubuntu-mint-debian
There is no network manager applet in my panel and whenever I try to start it in a shell with 'sudo nm-applet' I get:
(nm-applet:2858): libnotify-WARNING **: Failed to connect to proxy
(nm-applet:2858): nm-applet-WARNING **: Failed to show notification: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.freedesktop.Notifications was not provided by any .service files
My network-manager service is running btw. I look at the connection editor (nm-connection-editor) and the VPN is there but I cannot connect without the applet. I've looked at various solutions but none seem to work. If anyone can help I'd really appreciate it.