The question is: what do you want to configure?
Is there a GUI utility for network configuration that works on Raspbian 9?
KitchM wrote: ↑Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:41 pmThanks for clearing that up. I was pretty sure there was a version 8, 9, and 10, and that was that. Good to know I was right. I don't understand why people wish to confuse the issue.
Anyway, I'm not sure what a desktop GUI is. I believe that is redundant. If one has a Desktop Environment everything is a GUI.
It doesn't make any difference, but I am using the lite version of the OS with the DE.
So, again, the whole point is I'm looking for a network utility. It should be obvious to anyone that a network utility that only deals with wireless connections is not much of a utility. Whenever anyone says network utility in general, they would want something that deals with all sorts of network configuration in one place. And that is what I want.
If there is text-based or CLI version, similar to raspi-config, I guess could use it. It is obviously not preferred in this day and age, but usable.
So, what 'cha got?
Now that does confuse matters. The Lite version of Raspbian doesn't have a DE.
There are many version of Raspbian. Typical "version" in that context equates to major release, such as 9 or the current 10. They also have release names like Jessie (8), Stretch (9), Buster (10) which follow the Debian release names and people tend to refer to those rather than the numbers. For convenience Raspberry packages up a custom version of Debian specifically tweaked for the Pi, calls their distribution Raspbian and offers 3 variants (Lite - no X11 windowing system, no desktop; Minimal Desktop - X11, LXDE Desktop, minimal apps; and Full Desktop - X11, LXDE Desktop, and fairly complete apps suite). No sure what more you would expect. If you want a particular Desktop or tool suite you are already more sophisticated than someone just starting out and can easily tailor a setup using the Lite variant and loading whatever windowing system and desktop on top of it. For example I Run Raspbian Lite with Mate Desktop and a sprinkling of utils, including RedHats Network Manager. You could even load Ubuntu or compile Gentoo if that floats your boat. However, expecting a very small company to support infinite combinations is rather silly.KitchM wrote: ↑Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:45 pm@fruitoftheloom,
Well, there is talk of others using it for such, and it did find the ARM processor just fine during install, so perhaps I made a mistake of assuming all was good. But ARMHF..........?
One must think it thru. There are only three version of Raspbian. I specifically mentioned the "lite version of the OS with the DE". Straight out of the box, with no changes and no additions. Not the capital L "Lite" version which has no DE. Perhaps I should have said the "lighter" version or "Raspbian Stretch with desktop". Didn't mean to confuse.
BTW, the whole idea of only three supported versions is an unnecessary and confusing contrivance. All proper installation setups just use the basic install and allows the user to select what they wish to install. For the novice, there can be suggested groupings. That makes it so much better. Unnatural limitations do not serve anyone's best interest. Just my two cents.