Opensuse 10.3 no see my ethernet card

Hello all,

Can someone provide a clue as to how this problem can be solved?

Basically, it seems as though the OS is not recognizing my ethernet card. >:(

I have been following this thread for help:
Realtek 8139 Network Card Problem - openSUSE Forums

This is what I have done thus far:

-> uname -a
Linux simba #1 SMP 2007/09/21 UTC x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

-> lspci | grep Ethernet
00:0f.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation Unknown Device 07dc (rev a2)

→ ifconfig -a
lo Link encap Loopback
inet address : Mask:
inet 6 addr:: 1/128 Scope:Host


Main thing: The loopback address(lo) is mentioned but not the ethernet (eth0).

-> cat /etc/udev/rules.d/30-net_persistent_names.rules

There is no such file in this directory :frowning:

-> ifup eth0
Interface eth0 is not available

-> ifdowneth0
Interface eth0 is not available

Yast does not autodetect my ethernet card - but - I was not connected to the network when installing the OS.

What can I do now?