Unnecessary "Connection failed" messages when on ethernet

Hi, when i’m in the house, on Wi-Fi, I am not getting any issues. When I go out to my office and plug the laptop into ethernet, i’m connected just fine but occasionally (every few minutes) I am getting these messages.

The only reason I can think why, is that it’s telling me that it can’t connect to Wi-Fi. Am not 100% sure though as I don’t think it should be trying to connect to a Wi-Fi network when it’s got a solid ethernet connection.

does anyone know what log files might come in handy to troubleshoot, or have any idea how i can sort this out. would be appreciated.

Also, a bit of info about the system and the networking devices:

sudo lshw -C system                                                                                                  INT ✘ 
    description: Notebook
    product: 20XHCTO1WW (LENOVO_MT_20XH_BU_Think_FM_ThinkPad X13 Gen 2a)
    vendor: LENOVO
    version: ThinkPad X13 Gen 2a
    serial: GM07H0LP
    width: 64 bits
    capabilities: smbios-3.3.0 dmi-3.3.0 smp vsyscall32
    configuration: administrator_password=disabled chassis=notebook family=ThinkPad X13 Gen 2a power-on_password=disabled sku=LENOVO_MT_20XH_BU_Think_FM_ThinkPad X13 Gen 2a uuid=CCBD0C7A-CC23-B211-A85C-A33DE3D51282
       product: Motherboard registers
       physical id: 0
       capabilities: pnp
       configuration: driver=system
       product: AT Real-Time Clock
       physical id: 2
       capabilities: pnp
       configuration: driver=rtc_cmos
       product: Motherboard registers
       physical id: 7
       capabilities: pnp
       configuration: driver=system
       product: System Board
       physical id: 8
       capabilities: pnp
       configuration: driver=system


sudo lshw -C network                                             ✔ 
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
       logical name: enp2s0f0
       version: 0e
       serial: 9c:2d:cd:4f:e4:5d
       size: 1Gbit/s
       capacity: 1Gbit/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=6.1.44-1-MANJARO duplex=full ip= latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=1Gbit/s
       resources: irq:82 ioport:2000(size=256) memory:fd504000-fd504fff memory:fd500000-fd503fff
       description: Wireless interface
       product: MT7921 802.11ax PCI Express Wireless Network Adapter
       vendor: MEDIATEK Corp.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
       logical name: wlp3s0
       logical name: /dev/fb0
       version: 00
       serial: 74:97:79:8a:21:81
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pciexpress msi pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless fb
       configuration: broadcast=yes depth=32 driver=mt7921e driverversion=6.1.44-1-MANJARO firmware=____010000-20230526130958 latency=0 link=no mode=1920x1200 multicast=yes visual=truecolor wireless=IEEE 802.11 xres=1920 yres=1200
       resources: iomemory:40-3f iomemory:40-3f iomemory:40-3f irq:89 memory:470200000-4702fffff memory:470300000-470303fff memory:470304000-470304fff

Hi there. Apologies if I’ve overlooked it but what desktop environment are you using? Xfce? Thanks, R

Hi @ruziel, thanks for replying. DE is Gnome :+1:

I would check and see if the hardware manager has a different driver available for your Ethernet

Information in post#1 shows RTL8111/8168/8411 Ethernet Controller is using r8169 driver

Wired connection keeps dropping - #6 by nikgnomic

Manjaro hardware detection tool can install kernel modules for r8168 driver and blacklist r8169 driver

sudo mhwd -i pci network-r8168

Or use Manjaro Settings Manager GUI:

manjaro-settings-manager -m msm_mhwd

enable option in bottom left corner - Show All Devices

Look in section Network controller > RTL8111/8168/8411 for network-r8168

Right click on network-r8168 and select Install

Manjaro Settings Manager should install r8168 driver for each kernel version on system and blacklist the r8169 driver

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