Currently when this Leap 15.2 KDE machine resumes from standby, the wired ethernet connection is dead. Clicking the NetworkManager icon in the panel opens a small window with no connections shown. In that state I get
howard@HP-oS15KDE:~> sudo lshw -C network [sudo] password for root: *-network description: Ethernet interface product: RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0 logical name: eth0 version: 0c serial: 1c:1b:0d:ab:25:f5 capacity: 1Gbit/s width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation configuration: autonegotiation=off broadcast=yes driver=r8168 driverversion=8.048.03-NAPI latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair resources: irq:29 ioport:de00(size=256) memory:fdcff000-fdcfffff memory:fdbfc000-fdbfffff howard@HP-oS15KDE:~>
sudo modprobe -r r8168 sudo modprobe r8168
NetworkManager quickly connects. Then I see
howard@HP-oS15KDE:~> sudo lshw -C network configuration: autonegotiation=off broadcast=yes driver=r8168 driverversion=8.048.03-NAPI duplex=full ip=192.168.1.149 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=1Gbit/s howard@HP-oS15KDE:~>
(That line is the only one that differed.)
I believe this behavior started with a driver update installed 28August2020. It seems like an issue many people had with the r8169 driver a year or two ago, leading to r8169’s current blacklisting.
Is anyone else having this issue with the latest r8168?