Re: Inactive NIC
Question - is the module loaded? ( /sbin/lsmod | grep nvnet ) If the module is not loaded then it will be recognized but not active. If it's not loaded, then as root do an insmod nvnet and then do ifup eth0 and see if that gets you going.
If the module is not loaded, did you remember to put alias nvnet eth0 in your /etc/modules.conf ?
Maybe this'll help...