No ethernet connection usb live install

Hi, just installed latest endevour os with usb;. everything went fine except no ethernet. Clicked on the network icon. Enable networking is checked on. Connection info blanked out and left click says no connections available. Sorry, don’t know anything else about this.

You can see what network devices you have by running inxi -Na in a terminal. Then, you can copy and paste the output here and someone might be able to help.

Assuming, of course, that you have an Ethernet cable connected and an active switch or router!

Thanks Jonathon, inxi - NA dose not tell me much. Lists audio :all ok. However, Network: Device-1: Intel Ethernet I217V driver: N/A
So I did some hunting and I can find a script for all linux applications on the Intel site for that driver but it’s huge and when extracted says install but I don’t know how.

Try with inxi -n

Thanks ricklinux, But same results as I indicated to Jonathon above.

inxi -Fxxxz --no-host | eos-sendlog

I guess if you have no internet this won’t help. :man_facepalming:

What about this?

lspci -vvv

Edit: It should be using the e1000e module but it may not be loaded as it is an Intel 1217V.

Edit2: If you just want to copy the Ethernet controller section as the list is huge.

There is e1000e-dkms package available in the AUR. Maybe you can use tethering to cell phone to download and install it?

00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel I217-v (rev 04)
DeviceName: Onboard LAN
Subsystem: GigaByte Technology Co., Ltd Device e000
Control: I/O+ Mem+ Busmaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
nothing about the e1000e I can find.

So it hasn’t loaded the module for what ever reason. You can try

sudo rmmod e1000e
sudo modprobe e1000e

Entered both as shown by you. Got no return except [liveuser@eos - 2021.04.17 ~]$
Is there a way to check it it worked? Icon in bottom tray still shows an x on ethernet connection.

I’m sure it didn’t and may not have the module needed or is blocked? What does this show?


rfkill returned nothing

So what desktop were you going to install?

Edit: If you were installing xfce you could do the offline install and then see after reboot into it whether it has Ethernet.

I wanted to use KDE Plasma, if I Remember the options correctly. I know I can install XCFE without the internet. Will that help?

Well you could and i use Plasma myself. It’s not that you can’t install plasma after. I just don’t like mixing or having multiple desktop installs as it’s sometimes difficult to remove one or the other. Just my feelings on it not that it can’t be done.

What does lsmod show?

Edit: That’s another big list. Just wondered if it shows the e1000e module?

Rick I really appreciate your help advice and patience in all of this. I’ll try Ismod.

Are you on the installer USB?

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First Module shows
e1000e size 303104 Used by 0