Worked great until two weeks ago. now, no matter what tips i use, I can't connect. I can connected using winxp (dual boot computer) and another machine that's just running winxp. I know others running Ubuntu who are able to connect. Hell, I'm able to connect on my Droid phone, but not in linux mint 10 gnome. Here are what I think are the appropriate parts of the logs. Haven't got a clue as to where to start anymore. I've even reinstalled LM10 from the liveCD. very frustrating. Help!!!

Jul 30 16:53:25 jph-HPLT NetworkManager[2310]: VPN connection 'MYVPN' (Connect) reply received.
Jul 30 16:53:25 jph-HPLT modem-manager: (net/ppp0): could not get port's parent device
Jul 30 16:53:25 jph-HPLT NetworkManager[2310]: SCPlugin-Ifupdown: devices added (path: /sys/devices/virtual/net/ppp0, iface: ppp0)
Jul 30 16:53:25 jph-HPLT NetworkManager[2310]: SCPlugin-Ifupdown: device added (path: /sys/devices/virtual/net/ppp0, iface: ppp0): no ifupdown configuration found.
Jul 30 16:53:25 jph-HPLT pptp[8808]: nm-pptp-service-8802 log[main:pptp.c:314]: The synchronous pptp option is NOT activated
Jul 30 16:53:25 jph-HPLT pptp[8815]: nm-pptp-service-8802 log[ctrlp_rep:pptp_ctrl.c:251]: Sent control packet type is 1 'Start-Control-Connection-Request'
Jul 30 16:53:25 jph-HPLT pptp[8815]: nm-pptp-service-8802 log[ctrlp_disp:pptp_ctrl.c:739]: Received Start Control Connection Reply
Jul 30 16:53:25 jph-HPLT pptp[8815]: nm-pptp-service-8802 log[ctrlp_disp:pptp_ctrl.c:773]: Client connection established.
Jul 30 16:53:26 jph-HPLT pptp[8815]: nm-pptp-service-8802 log[ctrlp_rep:pptp_ctrl.c:251]: Sent control packet type is 7 'Outgoing-Call-Request'
Jul 30 16:53:26 jph-HPLT pptp[8815]: nm-pptp-service-8802 log[ctrlp_disp:pptp_ctrl.c:858]: Received Outgoing Call Reply.
Jul 30 16:53:26 jph-HPLT pptp[8815]: nm-pptp-service-8802 log[ctrlp_disp:pptp_ctrl.c:897]: Outgoing call established (call ID 0, peer's call ID 24461).
Jul 30 16:53:26 jph-HPLT pptp[8808]: nm-pptp-service-8802 warn[decaps_gre:pptp_gre.c:331]: short read (-1): Protocol not available
Jul 30 16:53:26 jph-HPLT pptp[8815]: nm-pptp-service-8802 log[callmgr_main:pptp_callmgr.c:234]: Closing connection (unhandled)
Jul 30 16:53:26 jph-HPLT pptp[8815]: nm-pptp-service-8802 log[ctrlp_rep:pptp_ctrl.c:251]: Sent control packet type is 12 'Call-Clear-Request'
Jul 30 16:53:26 jph-HPLT pptp[8815]: nm-pptp-service-8802 log[call_callback:pptp_callmgr.c:79]: Closing connection (call state)
Jul 30 16:53:26 jph-HPLT NetworkManager[2310]: warn VPN plugin failed: 1
Jul 30 16:53:26 jph-HPLT avahi-daemon[1077]: Withdrawing workstation service for ppp0.
Jul 30 16:53:26 jph-HPLT NetworkManager[2310]: SCPlugin-Ifupdown: devices removed (path: /sys/devices/virtual/net/ppp0, iface: ppp0)
Jul 30 16:53:26 jph-HPLT NetworkManager[2310]: warn VPN plugin failed: 1
Jul 30 16:53:26 jph-HPLT NetworkManager[2310]: warn VPN plugin failed: 1
Jul 30 16:53:26 jph-HPLT NetworkManager[2310]: info VPN plugin state changed: 6
Jul 30 16:53:26 jph-HPLT NetworkManager[2310]: info VPN plugin state change reason: