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Thread: *-network Unclaimed (after nvidia driver install)

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    *-network Unclaimed (after nvidia driver install)

    Need help.

    I am running Elementary OS (Ubuntu 20.4 with Pantheon GUI) and I was getting some errors with the software app regarding uodating the exiting 470.79? driver to 470.82, so I manually downloaded and installed the current driver through terminal. As far as the driver, everything is working - however when I rebooted, the network adapter doesn't show to be enabled, and lshw says it is unclaimed:

    sudo lshw -C network
    *-network UNCLAIMED
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Network Connection
    vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
    version: 06
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list
    configuration: latency=0
    resources: ioport:d000(size=256) memory:f2204000-f2204fff memory:f2200000-f2203fff

    I forgot what else I ran (after 30 pages of other threads) but the physical driver looks to be {8139cp} as the driver is already on the system and was working before.

    As I have no access to the internet I cannot download anything, including some of the terminal commands I saw in other pages - but I shouldn't have to download anything...
    How do I get the os to load the friggin driver that is already there to claim the adapter???

    Thank in advance for the assistance.
    SV

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    Re: *-network Unclaimed (after nvidia driver install)

    Thread moved to the "Ubuntu/Debian BASED" forum.

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