No wired network after update/upgrade

My wired network does no longer work after an update/upgrade using yay. The current kernel is 5.15.4-arch1-1

Blockquoteinxi -Na Network: Device-1: Realtek RTL-8110SC/8169SC Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Gigabyte GA-MA69G-S3H driver: N/A modules: r8169 port: ce00 bus-ID: 03:0f.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8167 class-ID: 0200 Device-2: Sitecom Europe B.V. 802.11 n WLAN type: USB driver: rt2800usb bus-ID: 1-10:6 chip-ID: 0df6:0078 class-ID: 0000 serial: 1.0

first i would try is checking if r8168 is installed
pacman -Qs rt8168
pacman -Qs r8168
if so remove it.
Second would be to check if device is working with LTS kernel:
sudo pacman -S linux-lts linux-lts-headers
reboot will boot on the LTS kernel


rt8168 is not installed

Has it got a “t” in it? Thought it didn’t but on a windows machine at work :smiley:

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You are right, there is no “t” in that name :face_with_monocle:
pacman -Ss r8168
community/r8168 8.049.02-38 [Installiert]
A kernel module for Realtek 8168 network cards
community/r8168-lts 8.049.02-34
A kernel module for Realtek 8168 network cards for linux-lts

Right so then do what @joekamprad suggested:

Open the welcome app. There should be a button that lets you remove that driver. If you are comfortable with it just remove it via the terminal.

Also install linux lts kernel:


Removing that package solved the problem, thanks :slightly_smiling_face:

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