After installing Fedora Core 11, in the "network configuration" window, the profile status for device eth0 is "inactive" and the options for " activate" and "deactivate" are grayed out. Even though I have logged on as root, they are still grayed out, so I can't get the nic to activate. I have assigned a public IP address to the interface. When I do a "service network status" command, it shows lo and eth0 as active. "Ifconfig" shows the loopback address but does not display the static IP address that I configured. How can I get the "activate " button to work and how cna I get the system to recognize the static address that I have configred?