So I did check that my devices are registered both ethernet and wifi usb adapter lpci/lsusb they show up
when I check ifup or ifconfig I get no devices, ping fails
I am currently using i3-wm I tried to use the UI but I immediately get logged back out, not sure what's up with that, I have space, I experienced this when my disk space was empty.
But yeah right now I can't connect at all even with ethernet plugged in.
I say unusual dis-upgrade because this one was big and talked about installing new firmware and what not but as I mentioned the devices are found even the usb adapter...
I'm just trying stuff right now that I find on here
edit: it's fixed, I got lucky
Used these two links, I think I only needed the first one
I did most of the lines in Hadaka's answer in first link, but I may have used the top answer in the second link, probably would have used the one with dpkg-reconfigure I've used that before
crap no it's not fixed, I at least have an IP again and can ping local network connected devices
edit: wth I don't understand this at all, now it works
I had to edit the /etc/resolv.conf and add 22.214.171.124 as a nameserver even though the file says "do not edit this file by hand" haha
So first problem, had nothing, no interface, first attempt got me an ip at least vs. just down and then second got me to be able to connect outside eg. curl some link, now running update the package lists don't fail