[Unstable Update] 2023-02-17 - Plasma 5.27 LTS, GNOME, Python

After the last pamac update, I’m getting some strange behaviour between pamac and polkit1 in KDE. Even with a wrong password, pamac can install/remove/update packages when executed via the terminal. GUI doesn’t allow it without a valid password being entered. All is well with it in /etc/passwd

polkitd:x:102:102:PolicyKit daemon:/:/sbin/nologin
pamac update
==== AUTHENTICATING FOR org.manjaro.pamac.commit ====
Authentication is required to install, update, or remove packages
Authenticating as: George (george)
polkit-agent-helper-1: pam_authenticate failed: Authentication failure
Error: Authentication failed
Nothing to do.
Transaction successfully finished.

I just tried pamac upgrade used the wrong password and got the same message as you.I tried it again with the right password and it showed I needed updates.

My wired Ethernet isn’t working under 6.2.6-1.

I checked the output with lshw -C network and got an *-network UNCLAIMED for RTL8111/8168/8411.

driver / module was not loaded (probably r8169), you can try manually (# modprobe r8169 and watch journalctl) but the question remains why it didn’t on startup.
Same controller / kernel here, all is fine.

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Found the issue! I missed an error on pamac stating “bad return status for module build on kernel: 6.2.6-1-MANJARO”. So I rebuild r8168-dkms and everything is back on track. Thanks, @dragan, for checking, it saved me some debugging.

I’m having trouble with linux510 5.10.175-1. It hangs and won’t continue booting. 5.10.174-1 works fine.

Looks like it’s the same as here: [Testing Update] 2023-03-18 - Kernels, Thunderbird, Cinnamon, KDE-git, Python, Haskell - #3 by Oldhabbits