This network adapter. Realtek PHY RTL8201EL is having many miss behaviours and causing problems.
- never conects to the internet. now matter how i configure it. manual ip. automatic, etc.
- sometimes it does not even show in the tray as it was not even detected.
- trying to shut down the pc, or restart, with the ethernet cable connected to the port will cause manjaro to not shut down or restart. it will just hang on a screen. sometimes with things writen on it. sometimes a empty black screen.
also i have some other stuff about this i would like to say.
- it used to work on windows 10 and 7
- i already unistaled linux and went back to windows 10 and the ethernet works fine. i did this many times going back and fourth from linux to windows, and it only fails in linux.
here is what the terminal says about my hardware.
System: Host: otavio-pc Kernel: 4.19.2-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 8.2.1 Desktop: Xfce 4.13.2git-UNKNOWN Distro: Manjaro Linux Machine: Type: Desktop Mobo: ASRock model: N68-S3 FX serial: <root required> BIOS: American Megatrends v: P1.20 date: 06/04/2012 CPU: Topology: Quad Core model: AMD FX-4300 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Bulldozer L2 cache: 2048 KiB flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 30551 Speed: 1406 MHz min/max: 1400/3800 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1406 2: 1405 3: 1478 4: 1410 Graphics: Device-1: NVIDIA C61 [GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a] vendor: ASRock driver: N/A bus ID: 00:0d.0 Device-2: NVIDIA GF108 [GeForce GT 420] vendor: Gigabyte driver: nvidia v: 390.87 bus ID: 02:00.0 Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.3 driver: nvidia resolution: 1366x768~60Hz OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GT 420/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.87 direct render: Yes Audio: Device-1: NVIDIA MCP61 High Definition Audio vendor: ASRock driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:05.0 Device-2: NVIDIA GF108 High Definition Audio vendor: Gigabyte driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 02:00.1 Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.2-1-MANJARO Network: Device-1: NVIDIA MCP61 Ethernet vendor: ASRock 939NF6G-VSTA Board type: network bridge driver: forcedeth v: kernel port: d080 bus ID: 00:07.0 IF: enp0s7 state: down mac: bc:5f:f4:d8:af:86 Device-2: Ralink MT7601U Wireless Adapter type: USB driver: mt7601u bus ID: 1-2:2 IF: wlp0s2f1u2 state: up mac: 20:e6:17:05:2d:c5 Drives: Local Storage: total: 298.09 GiB used: 45.38 GiB (15.2%) ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: HD322HJ size: 298.09 GiB Partition: ID-1: / size: 284.10 GiB used: 45.35 GiB (16.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.44 GiB used: 33.3 MiB (0.4%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2 Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 23.1 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 37 C Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 40% Info: Processes: 176 Uptime: 2h 59m Memory: 3.80 GiB used: 2.35 GiB (61.7%) Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 8.2.1 Shell: bash v: 4.4.23 inxi: 3.0.27
also while i was filing this bug report i found this console has problems that may be related to what is happening with my network. you see. it thinks my mother board is ASRock 939NF6G-VSTA. its not.
my mother board is a n68-s3 fx
this is a link to the official manufacturer of my mother board https://www.asrock.com/mb/NVIDIA/N68-S3%20FX/
and this is for the motherborad manjaro thinks i have https://www.asrock.com/mb/NVIDIA/939NF6G-VSTA/
if you check the specification of each motherborad you will see that they are completely diferent.
chipset is diferent. cpu suported is diferent. the network card is not same.
could it be that manjaro is detecting the wrong hardware, and this is the cause of the malfunction of my network card? and if this is true. my whole hardware may be in trouble.