No ethernet after update

Hi newbie here
after updating kernel (6.8.9 → 6.9.1) ethernet connection stopped working

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Were you using the r8168 package previously? The r8169 is a kernel module. Your Ethernet either runs on that or the r8168 package.

Check if r8168 is installed.

pacman -Qi r8168

Edit: It may have been working using r8169 but in the new kernel it may have stopped working? :thinking:

Edit: My system runs on the r8169 module but i can also use the r8168 package. Some chips use either but don’t work well on both or at all on one or the other.

Device-3: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8211/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    vendor: Micro-Star MSI X570-A PRO driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
    speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: d000 bus-ID: 27:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
    class-ID: 0200

In your output it shows r8169 not loaded.

I think I was using only r8169.

few days ago I’ve tried installing second kernel but now it’s happening on my up-to-date kernel too since i updated it

Looks like r8168 is now in the AUR.
So I’d suggest you try uninstalling package r8168 and reboot. Then r8169 should take over and work.


yay -R r8168
did the trick. Thanks you very much

That’s why i said check if the r8168 driver was installed but I didn’t realize it’s now in the AUR.

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