First time I actually posted on this site, but I am truly grateful for all the information on this site.
Now to business. I have a DELL server with SuSe Enterprise 10 server installed. Not getting much support so I need your help.
The server has 2 NICs. The server was working find until an update to SP1 was done. after that, the NICs don’t appear. Plus when i do a ifconfig, the NICs don’t appear only the loop back. When i reboot the box, i get an error when it wants to load the NICs. It says device not found after 20 seconds of waiting.
I checked the hardware profile. It scanned it and saw the 2 NICs. I checked the BIOS everything was good there too.
when i went to yast>network settings> network cards (this is kinda different to openususe, but just berely), i tried to configure the 2 NICs. I am using ifup and even tried network manager. The configuration of the NICs go without a problem. I assign IPs and other stuff but no joy. I restart the network service. Even the server itself, but no joy.
I’ve read somewhere the driver is something like tg3 but i see in the modules it was using bzn2 for each NIC.
BTW: the NICs are broadcom nextreme gigabit ether adapters.
I know there is a driver issue but don’t know what to do in that case. I couldn’t find anything else on the internet so please help