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Change the MTU
Authored by: gilburns on Apr 01, '03 08:08:23PM
I find that a quick change of the MTU size fixes all the problems with getting a black screen over a VPN connection. Open a terminal and type:

sudo ifconfig ppp0 mtu 1280

Set the mtu value to one that works for you. 1280 works for me.
The interface for my VPN connection was ppp0, substitute the correct value for your connection. Open a terminal window and type:


To see a full listing of all active connections

Mileage may vary, but that's what worked for me.

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