Install NetworkManager on Raspbian 10 Buster


You like the Pixel Desktop for your Raspberry Pi 3, but you need better OpenVPN support (SplitDNS and other features), or improved WiFi configuration from your desktop


Update your system
sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade
Install the following packages
sudo apt install network-manager network-manager-gnome openvpn openvpn-systemd-resolved \
network-manager-openvpn network-manager-openvpn-gnome
Remove packages openresolv and dhcpcd5
sudo apt purge openresolv dhcpcd5
Replace /etc/resolv.conf with a symlink to /run/resolvconf/resolv.conf
sudo ln -sf /run/resolvconf/resolv.conf /etc/resolv.conf
Now go on the top of your screen and reconfigure the panel: open "Panel Settings" -> "Panel Applets":
Remove "Wireless & Wired Network".
The network manager applet should appear after a reboot without adding it manually.



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