Weird problem with Network connection

I’m running KDE for my DE but i"m running into a problem. The only time I have an active internet connection in the last few days is by having the Knetwork applet on the panel open. otherwise it goes to sleep even when I’m doing updates or installing an app.

[edward@Dragon ~]$ inxi -Fxxxza --no-host
System:
  Kernel: 5.16.16-arch1-1 arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.2.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux
    root=UUID=7c59bb4c-1c4e-47c2-9df7-d3d6fa74a147 rw rootflags=subvol=@
    quiet loglevel=3 nowatchdog nvme_load=YES
  Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.24.3 tk: Qt v: 5.15.3 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1
    dm: SDDM Distro: EndeavourOS base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP 2000 Notebook PC
    v: 0888110003305910000620100 serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 188B v: KBC Version 69.18
    serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Insyde v: F.48 date: 12/20/2017
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 38.8 Wh (100.0%) condition: 38.8/38.8 Wh (100.0%)
    volts: 12.5 min: 10.8 model: Hewlett-Packard Primary type: Li-ion
    serial: <filter> status: full
CPU:
  Info: model: AMD E-300 APU with Radeon HD Graphics bits: 64 type: MCP
    arch: Bobcat family: 0x14 (20) model-id: 2 stepping: 0 microcode: 0x5000119
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 smt: <unsupported> cache: L1: 128 KiB
    desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 1024 KiB desc: 2x512 KiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 1291 high: 1293 min/max: 780/1300 boost: disabled
    scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 1293 2: 1290
    bogomips: 5192
  Flags: ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4a ssse3 svm
  Vulnerabilities:
  Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected
  Type: mds status: Not affected
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected
  Type: spec_store_bypass status: Vulnerable
  Type: spectre_v1
    mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
  Device-1: AMD Wrestler [Radeon HD 6310] vendor: Hewlett-Packard
    driver: radeon v: kernel alternate: amdgpu ports: active: LVDS-1
    empty: HDMI-A-1,VGA-1 bus-ID: 00:01.0 chip-ID: 1002:9802 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: Suyin HP TrueVision HD Integrated Webcam type: USB
    driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 2-1:2 chip-ID: 064e:e263 class-ID: 0e02
    serial: <filter>
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 1.21.1.3 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X:
    loaded: radeon unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa gpu: radeon
    display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 361x203mm (14.21x7.99")
    s-diag: 414mm (16.31")
  Monitor-1: LVDS-1 mapped: LVDS model: Samsung 0x4752 built: 2012
    res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 101 gamma: 1.2 size: 344x194mm (13.54x7.64")
    diag: 395mm (15.5") ratio: 16:9 modes: max: 1366x768 min: 640x480
  OpenGL: renderer: AMD PALM (DRM 2.50.0 / 5.16.16-arch1-1 LLVM 13.0.1)
    v: 3.3 Mesa 21.3.7 compat-v: 3.1 direct render: Yes
Audio:
  Device-1: AMD Wrestler HDMI Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:01.1 chip-ID: 1002:1314
    class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: AMD FCH Azalia vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel bus-ID: 00:14.2 chip-ID: 1022:780d class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.16.16-arch1-1 running: yes
  Sound Server-2: sndio v: N/A running: no
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.48 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet
    vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
    speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 2000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8136
    class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter
    vendor: Hewlett-Packard AR9485/HB125 802.11bgn 1×1 Wi-Fi driver: ath9k
    v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 07:00.0
    chip-ID: 168c:0032 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 43.23 GiB (9.3%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Seagate model: ST500LT012-1DG142
    size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B
    speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 5400 serial: <filter> rev: YAM1
    scheme: GPT
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 465.26 GiB size: 465.26 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 43.23 GiB (9.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 512 MiB size: 511 MiB (99.80%)
    used: 576 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 465.26 GiB size: 465.26 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 43.23 GiB (9.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 465.26 GiB size: 465.26 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 43.23 GiB (9.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
Swap:
  Alert: No swap data was found.
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 70.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: radeon temp: 70.0 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
  Processes: 181 Uptime: 53m wakeups: 1 Memory: 7.37 GiB
  used: 1.23 GiB (16.6%) Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl Compilers:
  gcc: 11.2.0 Packages: 1256 pacman: 1253 lib: 407 flatpak: 3 Shell: Bash
  v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.14

here is my latest journal log

Mar 28 13:03:02 Dragon systemd[1]: Starting Network Manager...
Mar 28 13:03:03 Dragon NetworkManager[339]: <info>  [1648490583.6340] NetworkManager (version 1.36.4-1) is starting... (for the first time)
Mar 28 13:03:03 Dragon NetworkManager[339]: <info>  [1648490583.6362] Read config: /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf (lib: 20-connectivity.conf)
Mar 28 13:03:03 Dragon systemd[1]: Started Network Manager.
Mar 28 13:03:03 Dragon NetworkManager[339]: <info>  [1648490583.6743] bus-manager: acquired D-Bus service "org.freedesktop.NetworkManager"
Mar 28 13:03:03 Dragon NetworkManager[339]: <info>  [1648490583.7265] manager[0x55a0cc0fb020]: monitoring kernel firmware directory '/lib/firmware'.
Mar 28 13:03:04 Dragon NetworkManager[339]: <info>  [1648490584.1406] hostname: hostname: using hostnamed
Mar 28 13:03:04 Dragon NetworkManager[339]: <info>  [1648490584.1408] hostname: static hostname changed from (none) to "Dragon"
Mar 28 13:03:04 Dragon NetworkManager[339]: <info>  [1648490584.1424] dns-mgr[0x55a0cc0cb250]: init: dns=default,systemd-resolved rc-manager=symlink
Mar 28 13:03:04 Dragon NetworkManager[339]: <info>  [1648490584.1491] rfkill0: found Wi-Fi radio killswitch (at /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:15.1/0000:07:00.0/ieee8>
Mar 28 13:03:04 Dragon NetworkManager[339]: <info>  [1648490584.1514] manager[0x55a0cc0fb020]: rfkill: Wi-Fi hardware radio set enabled
Mar 28 13:03:04 Dragon NetworkManager[339]: <info>  [1648490584.1515] manager[0x55a0cc0fb020]: rfkill: WWAN hardware radio set enabled
Mar 28 13:03:04 Dragon NetworkManager[339]: <info>  [1648490584.3313] Loaded device plugin: NMAtmManager (/usr/lib/NetworkManager/1.36.4-1/libnm-device-plugin-adsl.so)
Mar 28 13:03:04 Dragon NetworkManager[339]: <info>  [1648490584.4995] Loaded device plugin: NMBluezManager (/usr/lib/NetworkManager/1.36.4-1/libnm-device-plugin-blueto>
Mar 28 13:03:04 Dragon NetworkManager[339]: <info>  [1648490584.6247] Loaded device plugin: NMOvsFactory (/usr/lib/NetworkManager/1.36.4-1/libnm-device-plugin-ovs.so)
Mar 28 13:03:04 Dragon NetworkManager[339]: <info>  [1648490584.7617] Loaded device plugin: NMTeamFactory (/usr/lib/NetworkManager/1.36.4-1/libnm-device-plugin-team.so)
Mar 28 13:03:04 Dragon NetworkManager[339]: <info>  [1648490584.8309] Loaded device plugin: NMWifiFactory (/usr/lib/NetworkManager/1.36.4-1/libnm-device-plugin-wifi.so)
Mar 28 13:03:04 Dragon NetworkManager[339]: <info>  [1648490584.8341] Loaded device plugin: NMWwanFactory (/usr/lib/NetworkManager/1.36.4-1/libnm-device-plugin-wwan.so)
Mar 28 13:03:04 Dragon NetworkManager[339]: <info>  [1648490584.8356] manager: rfkill: Wi-Fi enabled by radio killswitch; enabled by state file
Mar 28 13:03:04 Dragon NetworkManager[339]: <info>  [1648490584.8381] manager: rfkill: WWAN enabled by radio killswitch; enabled by state file
Mar 28 13:03:04 Dragon NetworkManager[339]: <info>  [1648490584.8387] manager: Networking is enabled by state file
Mar 28 13:03:04 Dragon NetworkManager[339]: <info>  [1648490584.8716] settings: Loaded settings plugin: keyfile (internal)
Mar 28 13:03:04 Dragon NetworkManager[339]: <info>  [1648490584.8810] dhcp-init: Using DHCP client 'internal'
Mar 28 13:03:04 Dragon NetworkManager[339]: <info>  [1648490584.8811] device (lo): carrier: link connected
Mar 28 13:03:04 Dragon NetworkManager[339]: <info>  [1648490584.8824] manager: (lo): new Generic device (/org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Devices/1)
Mar 28 13:03:04 Dragon NetworkManager[339]: <info>  [1648490584.8925] manager: (enp3s0): new Ethernet device (/org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Devices/2)
Mar 28 13:03:04 Dragon NetworkManager[339]: <info>  [1648490584.9087] settings: (enp3s0): created default wired connection 'Wired connection 1'
Mar 28 13:03:04 Dragon NetworkManager[339]: <info>  [1648490584.9097] device (enp3s0): state change: unmanaged -> unavailable (reason 'managed', sys-iface-state: 'exte>
Mar 28 13:03:05 Dragon NetworkManager[339]: <info>  [1648490585.2752] device (wlan0): driver supports Access Point (AP) mode
Mar 28 13:03:05 Dragon NetworkManager[339]: <info>  [1648490585.2793] manager: (wlan0): new 802.11 Wi-Fi device (/org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Devices/3)
Mar 28 13:03:05 Dragon NetworkManager[339]: <info>  [1648490585.2817] device (wlan0): state change: unmanaged -> unavailable (reason 'managed', sys-iface-state: 'exter>
Mar 28 13:03:05 Dragon NetworkManager[339]: <info>  [1648490585.3176] device (wlan0): set-hw-addr: set MAC address to AA:3F:21:8F:6B:EC (scanning)
Mar 28 13:03:05 Dragon NetworkManager[339]: <info>  [1648490585.3558] ovsdb: disconnected from ovsdb
Mar 28 13:03:05 Dragon NetworkManager[339]: <info>  [1648490585.6343] device (wlan0): supplicant interface state: internal-starting -> disconnected
Mar 28 13:03:05 Dragon NetworkManager[339]: <info>  [1648490585.6348] Wi-Fi P2P device controlled by interface wlan0 created
Mar 28 13:03:05 Dragon NetworkManager[339]: <info>  [1648490585.6366] manager: (p2p-dev-wlan0): new 802.11 Wi-Fi P2P device (/org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Devices/4)

Welcome to the forum!

This is one of those situations where we need the output of inxi -Fxxxz so we can see what hardware you are running.

posted it in my original post, I was in the process of posting it when i accidently posted out of draft mode.

I see this in the log? Also are referring to the Ethernet or WiFi?

Referring to the wifi as for that entrance in the log, I have no idea what that is. I’ve never seen that entry before on any linux distro that I’ve used and I’ve been using linux since '98-'99

Since your system uses the ath9k wifi driver, try using the LTS kernel; currently there are issues reported with kernel 5.16 and ath9k:

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Me either so it caught my eye wondering if you have something installed that need that?

I’m a noob to the Arch family, how do I go about changing out the kernel to the LTS version?

Nothing I know of, i did look up what it is and it’s Open vSwitch database, but I know I didn’t install anything that would use that.
I’m going hunting to remove anything that is connected to that service

sudo pacman -Syu linux-lts linux-lts-headers

(That will also ensure that your system is up to date, and will install the kernel plus the kernel headers)

Then reboot, and select the linux-lts kernel from your grub menu.

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Could you check the output of this command.

systemctl status ovs-vswitchd.service

You mean plasma-nm, or are you using a different applet/utility?

Are you using something like VPN, AP sharing, or other?
There are some reported bugs upstream you might want to take a look and maybe create a new bug report.

I’m trying to figure what the OP is doing also. Should be using NetworkManager.

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sorry all, still kind of used to everything with KDE having a “k” in front of it. i know kinda old school.
this is what i was talking about:

Could you check the output of this command.

systemctl status ovs-vswitchd.service
edward@Dragon ~]$ systemctl status ovs-vswitchd.service
Unit ovs-vswitchd.service could not be found.

Okay well that’s good anyway but not sure why it shows in the log?

@ricklinux - what does this return on your system:

journalctl | grep ovsdb

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[edward@Dragon ~]$ journalctl | grep ovsdb
Feb 17 17:28:13 Dragon NetworkManager[335]: <info>  [1645140493.9485] ovsdb: disconnected from ovsdb
Feb 21 11:12:16 Dragon NetworkManager[331]: <info>  [1645463536.5385] ovsdb: disconnected from ovsdb
Feb 21 20:45:56 Dragon NetworkManager[331]: <info>  [1645497956.5005] ovsdb: disconnected from ovsdb
Mar 04 05:34:59 Dragon NetworkManager[348]: <info>  [1646393699.7771] ovsdb: disconnected from ovsdb
Mar 07 15:09:27 Dragon NetworkManager[348]: <info>  [1646687367.2797] ovsdb: disconnected from ovsdb
Mar 08 10:29:10 Dragon NetworkManager[345]: <info>  [1646756950.8680] ovsdb: disconnected from ovsdb
Mar 17 08:56:32 Dragon NetworkManager[355]: <info>  [1647525392.7418] ovsdb: disconnected from ovsdb
Mar 17 11:36:32 Dragon NetworkManager[357]: <info>  [1647534992.3535] ovsdb: disconnected from ovsdb
Mar 21 17:05:10 Dragon NetworkManager[355]: <info>  [1647900310.8486] ovsdb: disconnected from ovsdb
Mar 26 17:10:31 Dragon NetworkManager[355]: <info>  [1648332631.2081] ovsdb: disconnected from ovsdb
Mar 26 21:32:11 Dragon NetworkManager[352]: <info>  [1648348331.7353] ovsdb: disconnected from ovsdb
Mar 27 16:56:10 Dragon NetworkManager[364]: <info>  [1648418170.7869] ovsdb: disconnected from ovsdb
Mar 28 10:14:47 Dragon NetworkManager[357]: <info>  [1648480487.1284] ovsdb: disconnected from ovsdb
Mar 28 10:17:34 Dragon NetworkManager[331]: <info>  [1648480654.9277] ovsdb: disconnected from ovsdb
Mar 28 10:21:03 Dragon NetworkManager[337]: <info>  [1648480863.2497] ovsdb: disconnected from ovsdb
Mar 28 10:33:52 Dragon NetworkManager[347]: <info>  [1648481632.7662] ovsdb: disconnected from ovsdb
Mar 28 13:03:05 Dragon NetworkManager[339]: <info>  [1648490585.3558] ovsdb: disconnected from ovsdb
Mar 28 16:08:50 Dragon NetworkManager[350]: <info>  [1648501730.9001] ovsdb: disconnected from ovsdb
Mar 28 17:28:30 Dragon NetworkManager[341]: <info>  [1648506510.6823] ovsdb: disconnected from ovsdb

@Stagger_Lee changing to the LTS kernel completely disabled my wifi connection. couldn’t even get on the net to reply without reverting back the origirnal kernel I was using

@Stagger_Lee

Does this mean maybe he needs this service enabled?

Edit: It’s a little odd but maybe the OP has some weird hardware?

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everything on this system is standard HP product