Long time Centos fan here watching with great happiness as Rocky Linux evolves. I have the current RC dual booting on a separate hard drive on my home rig and unfortunately it has an older network chipset, the Realtek r8168. On the stock kernel, I am able to get a network connection for a unspecified amount of time and then it drops. If i bring the card down and up again it would usually resolve the issue although quite annoying when you’re trying to work or do things like stream.
I tried the current ml and lt kernels as well and it doesn’t seem like the 8168 gets an IP with either of them. I know the 8168 is old but is support being dropped for it in the 5.x kernels? I was considering the age of the computer and just getting a PCI-e NIC and not even worrying about this old Realtek.