Quote Originally Posted by fingal
Hi - Not sure about how to enable IPv4 but check out your /etc/modprobe.conf file

What I did was to add:

alias net-pf-10 off
alias ipv6 off

to that file. The tip came from Kojak originally, and it basically liberated my package manager. That tip might come in handy for you ... might not.
And then I think you will need to issue these commands:
ifconfig eth0 down
ifconfig eth0 up
This should then reset eth0 without having to re-boot.