I recently built a new computer, tried to install ArcoLinux, it didn’t automatically recognize the ethernet connection, I tried Manjaro (Awesome WM version) and Kubuntu, neither of those recognized it either, then tried Windows, which worked fine.
My motherboard (B550 Steel Legend) doesn’t support Wi-Fi, so I cannot download drivers on that machine, significantly complicating the process (assuming that’s the issue, which is my best guess). My Laptop is running Kubuntu, and I could create a Manjaro VM if that makes downloading packages from arch repos easier.
Here are my questions:
Is ethernet supposed to connect automatically, if not, what’s the process?
Assuming I need to download something from a different computer, how would I do so? Would it involve emulating an Arch system or could it be done easily just through internet access on any system?
A brief overview on how ethernet is supposed to connect from a technical level would be nice.
I’ve only been using Linux for several months and I’ve never used Arch before so please don’t assume any Arch specific knowledge or Linux expertise.