Network has to be frequently reset

Kernel: 6.8.2-zen2-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
clocksource: tsc avail: hpet,acpi_pm
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=ec0f3acc-7f46-4d24-ad06-15cfff579e11 rw rootflags=subvol=@
quiet loglevel=3 ibt=off
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 6.0.3 tk: Qt v: N/A info: frameworks v: 6.0.0
wm: kwin_wayland vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda base: Arch Linux
Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) v: Rev X.0x
serial: <superuser required> part-nu: SKU uuid: <superuser required>
UEFI: American Megatrends v: 4403 date: 04/27/2022
Info: model: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 3+ gen: 4
level: v3 note: check built: 2022 process: TSMC n6 (7nm) family: 0x19 (25)
model-id: 0x21 (33) stepping: 0 microcode: 0xA201016
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 8 tpc: 2 threads: 16 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 512 KiB desc: d-8x32 KiB; i-8x32 KiB L2: 4 MiB desc: 8x512 KiB
L3: 32 MiB desc: 1x32 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 4233 high: 4799 min/max: 2200/4965 boost: enabled
scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 3864 2: 3892
3: 3852 4: 4799 5: 4781 6: 4707 7: 4037 8: 4512 9: 3800 10: 3902 11: 3587
12: 4774 13: 4789 14: 3923 15: 4200 16: 4320 bogomips: 121604
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vendor: Sapphire driver: amdgpu v: kernel arch: RDNA-2 code: Navi-2x
process: TSMC n7 (7nm) built: 2020-22 pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s
lanes: 16 ports: active: DP-3 empty: DP-1, DP-2, HDMI-A-1, Writeback-1
bus-ID: 0b:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:73df class-ID: 0300
Display: wayland server: v: with: Xwayland v: 23.2.5
compositor: kwin_wayland driver: X: loaded: amdgpu
unloaded: modesetting,radeon alternate: fbdev,vesa dri: radeonsi
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drv: radeonsi inactive: gbm
API: OpenGL v: 4.6 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: amd mesa v: 24.0.4-arch1.2
glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes renderer: AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT (radeonsi
navi22 LLVM 17.0.6 DRM 3.57 6.8.2-zen2-1-zen) device-ID: 1002:73df
memory: 11.72 GiB unified: no display-ID: :1.0
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device-ID: 1002:73df surfaces: xcb,xlib,wayland device: 1 type: cpu
name: llvmpipe (LLVM 17.0.6 256 bits) driver: mesa llvmpipe
v: 24.0.4-arch1.2 (LLVM 17.0.6) device-ID: 10005:0000
surfaces: xcb,xlib,wayland
Device-1: AMD Navi 21/23 HDMI/DP Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie:
gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 0b:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:ab28
class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16
bus-ID: 0d:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487 class-ID: 0403
Device-3: Thesycon System & Consulting GmbH SMSL USB AUDIO
driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid type: USB rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s
lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 3-3:2 chip-ID: 152a:85dd class-ID: 0300
Device-4: Fifine Microphone driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid
type: USB rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 5-4:4
chip-ID: 3142:5060 class-ID: 0300
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4: pw-jack type: plugin tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
Device-1: Intel Wi-Fi 5 Wireless-AC 9x6x [Thunder Peak] driver: iwlwifi
v: kernel pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 04:00.0
chip-ID: 8086:2526 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp4s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8211/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: ASUSTeK RTL8111/8168/8411 driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: f000 bus-ID: 05:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
class-ID: 0200
IF: enp5s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
IF-ID-1: tun0 state: unknown speed: 10000 Mbps duplex: full mac: N/A
Info: services: NetworkManager, smbd, systemd-timesyncd
Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9260 Bluetooth Adapter driver: btusb v: 0.8
type: USB rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 3-5:3
chip-ID: 8087:0025 class-ID: e001
Report: btmgmt ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: down bt-service: enabled,running
rfk-block: hardware: no software: no address: <filter> bt-v: 5.1 lmp-v: 10
status: discoverable: no pairing: no
Local Storage: total: 2.73 TiB used: 277.38 GiB (9.9%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Sabrent model: Rocket Q
size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s
lanes: 4 tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: RKT30Q.3 temp: 28.9 C
scheme: GPT
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tech: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> fw-rev: 0001 scheme: GPT
ID-1: / raw-size: 931.22 GiB size: 931.22 GiB (100.00%)
used: 192.18 GiB (20.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
used: 584 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 931.22 GiB size: 931.22 GiB (100.00%)
used: 192.18 GiB (20.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 931.22 GiB size: 931.22 GiB (100.00%)
used: 192.18 GiB (20.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 931.22 GiB size: 931.22 GiB (100.00%)
used: 192.18 GiB (20.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: no
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 31.25 GiB used: 264 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
comp: zstd avail: lzo,lzo-rle,lz4,lz4hc,842 max-streams: 16 dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: 63.4 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 55.0 C
mem: 44.0 C
Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 0
Memory: total: 32 GiB available: 31.25 GiB used: 5.93 GiB (19.0%)
Processes: 390 Power: uptime: 1h 57m states: freeze,mem,disk suspend: deep
avail: s2idle wakeups: 1 hibernate: platform avail: shutdown, reboot,
suspend, test_resume image: 12.49 GiB services: org_kde_powerdevil,
power-profiles-daemon, upowerd Init: systemd v: 255 default: graphical
tool: systemctl
Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1377 libs: 390 tools: octopi,paru Compilers:
gcc: 13.2.1 Shell: garuda-inxi default: fish v: 3.7.1 running-in: konsole
inxi: 3.3.33
Garuda (2.6.24-1):
System install date:     2024-04-06
Last full system update: 2024-04-07 ↻
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager dracut
Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
Failed units:

Yes I use a paid vpn. The system will forget that it has a hardwired internet connection. I disabled wifi bluetooth etc just to force the connection through the hardline. This issue occurs even when vpn is disabled and uninstalled, the vpn actually makes waking the connection back up easier because I can just && the console disconnect and reconnect commands and have it essentially bounce my connection. I can’t even type a sentence in this forum and post without bouncing my connection.

I had more info typed but I couldn’t post because i kept forgetting to bounce my connection before I clicked the create topic button.

This issue occurs less frequently when I am in a game (like CS2) but it does still sometimes occur.

Reboot to get the latest kernel.

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How is that possible? I’ve rebooted at least 3 times today, yes Restart not shutdown or sleep, also hard resets (power off entirely) if it doesn’t update the system on reboot when it boots up from scratch I don’t know what more I can do.

Did you use garuda-update in terminal?

<or just>

I think 6.8.3 or .4 is newest.

Please check with

mhwd-kernel -li

Should always be avoided.

The hard resets were because I fat fingered my drive encryption password.

it was update and sudo pacman -Syu as well as the Garuda welcome updater and garuda-update I’ve done all of them. AND rebooted.


is the newest I had to do something so ran with manjaro for now, I like the look of garuda and the vastness of ChaosAUR, however I need to do schoolwork and I can’t have an issue with connectivity while I’m typing.

BTW Manjaro also exhibits similar behavior across both my systems. I guess that should have also been mentioned, this happens on my minipc based fileserver and my primary desktop. With manjaro I forcibly switched it to linux68 and the minipc I edited the “limited connectivity” alert to instead of popup run the command vpn disconnect && vpn connect, which was my method of fixing it.

I have yet to see if linux68 solves the issue.

Seems you must black list this one and install r8168 or try the dkms thing, I think it was posted many times in our forum. But that is not my gaming field :wink:

Hi there @InnocentBystander :wave:

Please answer all of the following questions:

Have you rebooted your router?

Have you tested alternate (known good) Ethernet cabling?

Have you tested alternate ports on the router?

Have you tested any alternate kernel, such as the linux-lts kernel?

Have you tested the alternate r8168-dkms driver?

Is your router firmware is up to date?

Do other devices sometimes experience connectivity issues on your home network?

Have you tested making a connection via wifi?

Have you tested making a connection via USB cellular phone tethering?

Is there a dual boot, multiple DE’s, or a vitual machine involved in your setup?

Other things to try:

Reset your router back to the factory default settings.

Test with a different router if possible.

Try assigning your computer a static IP address via MAC address association (through your router configuration settings).

Please post the input and outputs of the following commands:

sudo dmesg | grep -iE 'enp|eth0|r816'
journalctl -b -1 --no-pager | grep -iE 'enp|eth0|r816' | tail -n 30
ping -c5   
ping -c5

Hopefully you can resolve this issue with assistance.


I also have had some wierd snafus using VPN after the new KDE & plasma roll-outs. If your vpn has a GUI and a CLI for managing the connection, then try the CLI. I did not test properly but suspect some issue of wallet keys handling between vpn & kwin_wayland. My experience after 1st upgrade was trying to use the vpn gui & CLI status-check would show a valid vpn connection, but ports etc to the wifi connection would not open and no urls would load. After lots of package updates, the issue went away, but then I faced it again after another upgrade.

Also, if your vpn has a kill switch, turning that off for debugging will help. The killswitch will keep network ports closed off regardless of fiddling around with the network manager settings (which latter in my experience can make matters worse).

Another forum user suggests removing & reinstalling the vpn pkg. I didn’t do that yet but it sounds reasonable.

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