NIC not recognised after replacing CMOS battery

After noticing repeated lags in my system clock, I decided to replace the CMOS battery (CR2032) in my PC. I booted up the PC, and after resetting CPU speed, system time and date, etc., the machine came up perfectly EXCEPT for any and all attempts to connect to the 'Net via my wireless card (DLink AirPlus DWL-G520 Wireless PCI). I should note that the card worked flawlessly before the battery change.
Is there a way to have the system “re-scan” hardware like it did when I first installed OpenSuSE 11.0, so as to find and re-configure the card?
Much thanks in advance…
Joshua

jltarplin wrote:
> After noticing repeated lags in my system clock, I decided to replace
> the CMOS battery (CR2032) in my PC. I booted up the PC, and after
> resetting CPU speed, system time and date, etc., the machine came up
> perfectly EXCEPT for any and all attempts to connect to the 'Net via my
> wireless card (DLink AirPlus DWL-G520 Wireless PCI). I should note that
> the card worked flawlessly before the battery change.
> Is there a way to have the system “re-scan” hardware like it did when
> I first installed OpenSuSE 11.0, so as to find and re-configure the
> card?

The available hardware is scanned at every boot. Your hardware may need
reseating. Check if it shows up when you use the /sbin/lspci command.

jltarplin wrote:
> After noticing repeated lags in my system clock, I decided to replace
> the CMOS battery (CR2032) in my PC. I booted up the PC, and after
> resetting CPU speed, system time and date, etc., the machine came up
> perfectly EXCEPT for any and all attempts to connect to the 'Net via my
> wireless card (DLink AirPlus DWL-G520 Wireless PCI). I should note that
> the card worked flawlessly before the battery change.
> Is there a way to have the system “re-scan” hardware like it did when
> I first installed OpenSuSE 11.0, so as to find and re-configure the
> card?

In your BIOS settings, make sure you have “PnP OS installed” enabled and
all resource configurations set to auto. Also you may want to “reset
configuration data” in the PnP section.

Kind regards,
Andreas Stieger

> Check if it shows up when you use the /sbin/lspci command.

Oh, this is just too strange: I booted up the machine, and it again refused to acknowledge the network, with a little red X over the network icon on the bottom of the screen.

I ran/sbin/lspci, and not only did the card appear in the list of connected hardware, but I guess that command kicked the NIC to wake up, and it now sees the network. Go figure.

Thank you, lwfinger, for your able assist.

jltarplin wrote:
>> Check if it shows up when you use the /sbin/lspci command.
>
> Oh, this is just too strange: I booted up the machine, and it again
> refused to acknowledge the network, with a little red X over the network
> icon on the bottom of the screen.
>
> I ran/sbin/lspci, and not only did the card appear in the list of
> connected hardware, but I guess that command kicked the NIC to wake up,
> and it now sees the network. Go figure.
>
> Thank you, lwfinger, for your able assist.

It is unlikely that lspci woke up the NIC. You probably have an intermittent
condition and that this time it was OK. I expect the condition to return. When
it does, reset the board.