OpenSUSE x86_64 does not mount /dev/tape (or /dev/st0 or /dev/nst0)
I tried looking in the forum archives but have not been able to find an answer for my question that matches my setup.
I am running OpenSUSE x86_64 on a Dell Poweredge SC 1435. I am trying to access an Ultrium2 LTO tape drive attached to a SCSI port. As far as I can tell, the SCSI driver is not detecting the drive and /dev/tape, /dev/st0 and /dev/nst0 are not being created. I have installed the rpms for mtx and mt_st, yet the server seems completely unable to detect and mount the drive. I believe the SCSI card is pretty generic -- an Ultra320 SCSI Host Adapter.
I am completely at a loss as to how to get it up and running. I'm usually a home user and have had no need for a tape drive. I'm also more of a programmer than a sysadmin. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.