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After a recent Arch Linux update, my ethernet interface somehow got renamed from enp4s0 to enp5s0, as shown by ip link.

After correcting this in my profile /etc/netctl/dhcp, and starting sudo netctl dhcp, nothing happens for around 30 seconds and then I get "A dependency job for netctl@dhcp.service failed. See 'journalctl -xe' for details.", which I do and get:

[...]systemd[1]: Timed out waiting for device sys-subsystem-net-devices-enp4s0.device.

So it seems, netctl ignores my changes to my profile and still tries to use enp4s0. Or maybe the old name is cached somewhere in my system? How can I fix this?

  • Did you ever find a solution to this? Because I basically have the same problem now after having changed my CPU and the interfaces having different names... – AreusAstarte Aug 4 '17 at 8:58
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Your profile is probably called something like netctl-if[something]@enp4s0.service. So try to run:

$ netctl disable netctl-if[something]@enp4s0.service

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