I never had problems with my wifi and the Ethernet worked well at my work from 2018 to 2020. Now that I am working at home with the same laptop, and not at my work any more, I cannot exactly remember if there were also problems recently (February,March) with the Ethernet connection at work before the quarantine and after an update or not...
Now at home, my Wi-Fi is working perfectly but I cannot connect properly to the internet via the Ethernet (I could receive for example some emails via Thunderbird but the navigation appears very difficult or impossible with the Ethernet).
I have read different threads regarding the r8168 and the r8169 drivers (I have not really understood what are the essential differences between these two drivers...). Before trying with the r8169 driver, I wanted to be sure that it is something related with the drivers.
Could someone please confirm me that it is (or not) the case?
If yes, should I launch:
sudo mhwd -r pci network-r8168 exit
and then, since I have indeed the r8169 blacklisted:
cd /etc/modprobe.d/ sudo rm r8169_blacklist.conf
Below some more information:
inxi -Fxzc0 --no-host System: Kernel: 4.19.122-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2 Distro: Manjaro Linux Machine: Type: Laptop System: Notebook product: N650DU v: N/A serial: <filter> Mobo: Notebook model: N650DU serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 5.12 date: 02/26/2018 Battery: ID-1: BAT0 charge: 34.1 Wh condition: 48.9/62.2 Wh (79%) model: Notebook BAT status: Discharging CPU: Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-7500T bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Kaby Lake rev: 9 L2 cache: 6144 KiB flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 21696 Speed: 1600 MHz min/max: 800/3300 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1600 2: 1600 3: 1600 4: 1600 Graphics: Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 630 vendor: CLEVO/KAPOK driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 Display: x11 server: X.org 1.20.8 driver: intel unloaded: modesetting resolution: <xdpyinfo missing> OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 630 (KBL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.0.6 direct render: Yes Audio: Device-1: Intel 100 Series/C230 Series Family HD Audio vendor: CLEVO/KAPOK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.122-1-MANJARO Network: Device-1: Intel Wireless 8265 / 8275 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: f040 bus ID: 01:00.0 IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter> Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: CLEVO/KAPOK driver: r8168 v: 8.048.02-NAPI port: e000 bus ID: 05:00.0 IF: enp5s0 state: down mac: <filter> Drives: Local Storage: total: 1.14 TiB used: 556.42 GiB (47.8%) ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 960 EVO 250GB size: 232.89 GiB ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST1000LM048-2E7172 size: 931.51 GiB Partition: ID-1: / size: 227.24 GiB used: 33.94 GiB (14.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 ID-2: /home size: 911.95 GiB used: 522.47 GiB (57.3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 63.5 C mobo: N/A Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A Info: Processes: 185 Uptime: 4h 21m Memory: 7.71 GiB used: 4.23 GiB (54.8%) Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 9.3.0 Shell: bash v: 5.0.16 inxi: 3.0.37
Thanks in advance for your help!