After setting up my new Dell Precision T1600 with OpenSUSE 11.4 I found that I could no longer run VMware. Got a message about some NMI problem and bug # 2293. I searched for a solution and found the following article apparently describing my problem:
I have two NIC's and I don't want eth0 to be used for the bridged network. How do I specify which one to use?
Assuming you have already setup networking, run vmware-config to change your configuration.
Eventually you will be asked if you want to keep or change your network setup. Below is a sequence of questions and answers that selects the NIC "lan" for bridged network: