I have already done exactly THAT - no change! The r8169 from the kernel is not taken over.
I have to get some sleep first, in 5 hours the alarm clock rings again.
File /usr/lib/modprobe.d/r8168.conf is from package r8168.
You can also delete that file and reboot.
Yes, it creates /usr/lib/modprobe.d/r8168-lts.conf that blacklists r8169.
That solved the problem:
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 06) Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. P8P67 and other motherboards Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18 I/O ports at d000 [size=256] Memory at d0304000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K] Memory at d0300000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=16K] Capabilities: <access denied> Kernel driver in use: r8169 Kernel modules: r8169
r8168-lts on kernel 5.10 LTS works fine.
Those r8168* packages are meant for some new machines only, as far as I know.
So if your machine works well with r8169, you probably should uninstall all r8168* packages.
But if I also uninstall the r8168-lts, my network no longer works with the LTS kernel.
Hmmm… are you sure?
Now that your default kernel works again, you can uninstall r8168-lts, reboot, and see if LTS still works. If not, reinstall r8168-lts (boot to the default kernel if needed).
ok, I’ll try that tomorrow, thanks.
it works without r8168-lts
I had the same issue where after the update where internet through Ethernet didn’t work. So I restored using Timeshift and just updated other packages again and ignored this one.
If you have the same problem, you can uninstall packages r8168 and r8168-lts and keep using r8169 kernel driver.
That’s because ignoring packages is not a good idea in the long run.
Good advise Manuel.
Is the process to remove
sudo pacman -R r8168
sudo Pac-Man -R r81168-lts
Also, how do I install the r8169? Or check if already installed?
This should do it:
sudo pacman -R r8168 r8168-lts reboot
Then r8169 magically should just work.
r8169 is a kernel module which then jumps in itself, but this didn’t work for me at first because it was still blacklisted.
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