I installed NVIDIA GT 1030 proprietary driver for Linux X86 64 bits in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Since, Ethernet driver module becomes unstable; it does not start automatically after login or resume after suspend until I type
$sudo modprobe r8169. I tried to fix the problem using
$sudo systemctl restart network-manager.service, but in vain.
I went through the forums and learned that this module is unstable and the best way to get things work is to return back to r8168 driver. I blacklisted r8169 in
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf and tried to compile r8168 for my 4.15.0 linux kernel, however it does not. I tried to install
r8168-dkms package from the repository but does not succeed.
Now I have r8169 driver working but with Networking Interface initially
UNCLAIMED. Any help is welcome.