No wifi on regular kernel after attempting to use zen kernel

Have ran endeavour for a while and it’s been awesome. I was trying to connect my Bose QC headphones via blueman, blueman-tools, pulseaidio, etc, and could not for the life of me figure it out. My friend suggested trying the zen kernel so I did a pacman -S linux-zen linux-zen-headers from vanilla endeavour, then rebooted and choose linux-zen at boot.

No wifi interface. I didn’t have the energy to debug it this time so I said fuck it, let’s just sudo pacman -R linux-zen and linux-zen-headers, reboot, and go back to normal. But now there is no wifi in the regular endeavouros linux kernel either.

Pretty tragic, I am typing this from pop right now. Anyone have any suggestions or seen this before before I start dumping lspci, ifconfig, etc, content here?

Try removing the package r8168:

sudo pacman -R r8168

Then reboot with the zen kernel, and see whether wifi is working.

There is no need for any of this.

You can have multiple kernels installed (it’s a good idea to keep LTS and mainline at least).

Welcome to the forum.


If you can boot on the live ISO or PopOS and show the output of

inxi -Na

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