r8168 installation looses network connectivity


New Member
Sep 4, 2023
Hello all,
I am trying to setup Proxmox 8.0.2 for testing on a mini pc I have Awow AK34 and am wanting to try the r8168 driver instead of the r8169 drive as I have issues with it crashing and that was recommended as a resolution.
After a clean install of proxmox and then fully update the system with the no sub repository
I then run this
install r8168-dkms
and then reboot
on reboot and check lspci I see it referring to the updated driver
but then checking network devices the enp0sx devices are missing.
Is there something I am doing wrong with that?
Hey @m9x3mos , did you manage to fix the issue?

I ran into the exact same thing, same steps and also missing enp0sx network interfaces. Currently I do not have an internet connection to download any updates or packages, so I hope there is some setting I can adjust.


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