[SOLVED] Wired connection not available in KDE

I have installed the KDE distro. I normally use wifi connection but as wifi was not working that day so i plugged in he ethernet cable which is never detected. Can any one guide me how to resolve this issue

Welcome Aboard!

Is your internet provided by a university? Are you a student?

Thank you!
Not at university. At home.

I did have the same problem with linux-zen kernel recently .


Could you post your ethernet hardware.

inxi -n

Network: Device-1: Realtek RTL8188EE Wireless Network Adapter driver: rtl8188ee
IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 54:27:1e:fd:f4:b0
Device-2: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet driver: N/A

This thread could be helpful. Also check this Wiki article.

Thank you!
This thing helped

  1. Edit /usr/lib/modprobe.d/r8168.conf and unblacklist r8169
    sudo nano β€˜/usr/lib/modprobe.d/r8168.conf’
    Comment the line by adding a β€˜#’, like
    #blacklist r8169
    Save and exit.

  2. Reboot or run
    sudo modprobe r8169
    and check if you have an ethernet connection.

If the above works, note that this is only a temporary fix that will be reverted when r8168 gets updated.
To fix permanantly, uninstall r8168:
sudo pacman -R r8168

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