I have not used Linux since university and I finally got fed up with windows, so I installed Opensuse 11.2 on my Dell D430. Changed the wireless adapter to an intel one and everything work, except the Broadcom ethernet 5257 Adapter.
I tried everything with my limited knowledge, using the bnx2 module instad, blacklisting tg3 etc but to no avail.
In yast the pci card shows up. Here some readouts…
Please help. This is becoming a nightmare.
http:/09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5752 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express
8.605929] tg3.c:v3.99 (April 20, 2009)
8.605956] tg3 0000:09:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
8.605970] tg3 0000:09:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
8.848219] tg3: Could not obtain valid ethernet address, aborting. 8.848271] tg3 0000:09:00.0: PCI INT A disabled 8.848301] tg3: probe of 0000:09:00.0 failed with error -22