The ethernet connection suddenly stopped working after a restart happened.
lshw -c network yields
*-network UNCLAIMED. From what I've read in various forums, it would seem
that no network driver is active. I searched the product
RTL8111/8168/8411 and found that I needed the realtek
r8168 driver. I downloaded and run the
.deb file and everything seemed to be installed correctly. However after a restart and and a
service network-manager restart nothing seems to be working. I ran
lsmod but could not find the name of the driver I installed in the output.
Any thoughts? Please forgive my inexperience, I will provide more info upon request. I have kubuntu 20.04
sudo modprobe r8169 && sudo dmesg | grep r816 outputs:
modprobe: FATAL: Module r8169 not found in directory /lib/modules/5.8.0-36-generic