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How do I use YaST to discover a network card?

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I am a newbie to SUSE 10.1.  In the process of installing a new network driver I downloaded the rpm and just double clicked on it to install.  The software installer went through with no errors and stated the installation was succesful.

I then used YaST to view the network device but the network card does not get discovered.  I tried rebooting but no luck.

Are there more steps to this process?
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by:Nopius
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Next step is a command 'modprobe <driver_name>'.
What network driver do you have, what is a NIC name?
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by:dalva
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After doing more research this morning, I am not certain I am using the correct driver.

Dell Precision 390 with Broadcom 5754 Gigabit Ethernet integrated NIC
SUSE 10.1 with kernel 2.6.16.13-4-bigsmp

This is the first driver I have tried.
http://forgeftp.novell.com/driver-process/pub/src/Broadcom/sle10/
broadcom-tg3-3.58b-0.src.rpm

This is the second driver I have tried.
http://forgeftp.novell.com/driver-process/pub/update/Broadcom/sle10/ptf/common/i586/
broadcom-bnx2-kmp-bigsmp-1.5.1c_2.6.16.21_0.8-0.i586.rpm

Assuming I locate the proper driver, what are the steps to install it?
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Nopius earned 125 total points
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I saw 3 possible resolutions for your problem here: http://www.unixadmintalk.com/f61/dell-precision-390-broadcom-5754-network-card-problem-249382/

I guess this one is the best for SuSE:

" I ran into exactly the same issue today with SuSe 10.0, and I solved it
by:
1) Downloading and installing the rpm for "Dell DKMS" (currently
dkms-2.0.13-1.noarch.rpm) from SuSe downloads section on Dell's
Precision 390 support page.

2) After installing the Dell DKMS, downloading and installing the
"Broadcom 57XX Gigabit Integrated Controller" driver (currently
352eLinuxTG3_DKMS_Broadcom1.tar.gz) from the _RedHat_ section of Dell's
Precision 390 download section. (They don't have it under the SuSe
section.)

3) Rebooting, followed by reconfiguring the network card with Yast. I
had to delete the previous failed configuration and reconfigure "from
scratch" with a second reboot before the new config worked, but that's
probably because I didn't really know what I was doing. ;-)
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by:dalva
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Nopius,
Your final suggestion worked perfect as described.  Thanks very much.  I was getting ready to just install a different NIC.

I will reference this solution from my other open question which relates to this problem.
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