Armbian configuration utility¶
Is a base utility for configuring your board.
- software install
- networking configuration
- general system settings
- board specific functions
Software installation menu provides automated install of the following packages. Most of the software will work on newer versions without a problem, but there is no warranty.
- monitor = simple CLI monitoring
- diagnostics = create a summary of logs and upload them to paste.bin
- headers = install kernel headers, which are needed for some external module recompilation
Ethernet adapter is managed by Network Manager by default, while Wireless is handled by IFUPDOWN, from within /etc/network/interfaces
- choose to select dynamic or set static IP address
- create WiFi access point. If your wireless adapter is recognized by a kernel, then our utility proceeds with auto mode detection on the selected device. It can detect 802.11n, 802.11a and 802.11ac. It also knows how to handle some special Realtek adapters.
- manage WiFi access point. You can alter name, password or channel. If you have more understanding you can edit hostapd.conf directly from this utility
- connect with Wifi. You can create multiple wireless connections at the same time. They are managed by Network Manager.
- pair Bluetooth devices without PIN code
- edit network config manually
There is no need to reboot. All changes are done on the fly.
- change timezone
- reconfigure language / locales
- toggle desktop on and off (on desktop images)
- change login managers from none to lightdm (on desktop images)
- toggle RDP - remote desktop from Windows (on desktop images)
- manage stock Debian / Ubuntu services
- toggle overlayroot (Ubuntu)
- Install to SATA, eMMC, NAND or USB - it gives you an option to install a system to more resilient and faster media
- Freeze/unfreeze kernel and board support packages. For safer system updates.
- Edit boot environment. Change boot verbosity level, video mode, etc.
- Edit boot script.
- Toggle welcome screen items
- Switch between nightly and stable builds
- Switch to alternative kernels
- Toggle board functions: UART, I2C, SPI, …
The configurating utility can be installed to generic Debian system while some Armbian specifics function will not work.