I'm new to rpi but not new to debian. A bit frustrated trying to find answers online. Hoping someone can answer some questions for me:

What's the default raspbian network manager called?

How do I disable it completely?

How can I get network-manager to act as my network manager and show up in my icon dock?

I installed network-manager already and did $(systemctl enable NetworkManager.service) but there's no apparent graphical interface available and I don't know how to disable the current wifi manager.

    $ uname -a 

    Linux 4.4.13-v7+ #894 SMP Mon Jun 13 13:13:27 BST 2016 armv7l GNU/Linux


    $ lsb_release -a

    No LSB modules are available.
    Distributor ID: Raspbian
    Description:    Raspbian GNU/Linux 8.0 (jessie)
    Release:    8.0
    Codename:   jessie

This post wasn't so helpful: How to setup Network Manager on Raspbian

Any help would be great!


  • Could you explain why do you need network-manager or Raspbian? Maybe you're trying to work around a problem that can be solved differently. – Dmitry Grigoryev May 3 '17 at 13:53
  • Did you ever figure this out? I'm also trying to get rid of the default network manager, since I use Network Manager for my managing my VPN and broadband connections. WiFi connections are still being managed by the default one, which is a bit of a pain. – mightimaus Apr 20 '18 at 22:01

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