intel pro/1000 pl network connection not working on 11

I have a IBM ThinkPad T60. On suse 11 (or even 10.3) I cannot configure my intel pro/1000 pl network connection. The edit button is disabled. I can’t give it an IP address or anything. Automatic configuration on 11 says the card is unknown and not yet configured. Can someone please help

Can someone please come to my rescue. It is a common problem but I cant seem to get anywhere to download a patch or any working solution. Please