So my ethernet port on my laptop doesn’t want to work in linux. Why?
My model is an MSI GS63VR. Yes I tried to sell it. Yes I still have it. Regrettably. But possibly its better to try and make use of the machine than to ignore it.
But anyways, I have a USB C port and 20 bucks so I got an adapter to hopefully fix this issue. I figured it’d be cool to use thunderbolt for something, and I don’t even use the port rn anyways. Thing is, it doesn’t seem to get detected.
So how does this work? Does the adapter take internal ethernet and use that, or does it have its own chipset? If most of these have their own chipset, what company does Belkin usually buy from? I just bought the basic 25 dollar black belkin adapter at best buy.
I thought I’d plug it in and it’d just work but apparently not. It doesn’t show up in the TB manager in gnome, in the networking hardware list, nor in connections. So, its not getting detected. But I know the port works because my backup drive boots up and moves data just fine.