So after accepting a regular update my system rebooted to no network devices. Wifi or ethernet.

Uname indicated a new kernel had been installed.

My devices are :

Qualcomm Atheros AR8151 V2.0 Gigabit Ethernet [1969:1083] (rev c0)

Qualcomm Atheros AR93xx Wireless Network Adapter [168c:0030] (rev c1)

After looking at these similar issues:

network not working updating to kernel 5.8 ubuntu 20.04

bcmwl-kernel-source broken on kernel: 5.8.0-34-generic

I installed the modules and headers but still no network!

If a grub boot to the previous kernel everything works!

What should I look at next?

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    Maybe have a look here: bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu To see if your issue is already reported.
    – LarsJoo
    Jan 19, 2021 at 5:45
  • i tried sudo modprobe atl1c and sudo modprob3e ath9k but receive fatal error Module xxx not found in /lib/modules/5.8.0-38-generic. Looking in that directory all the files for those devices that are in the 5.4.0-62-generic directory structure are present. So don't know whats wrong.
    – WallyZ
    Jan 19, 2021 at 5:58

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I had the same issue and it was solved by also installing linux-modules-extra package (i.e. linux-modules-extra-5.8.0-34-generic)

  • How did you do that without network adapters? Mar 13 at 0:24

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