I'm not sure what you mean by "change the IP configuration for IPV4" but if "on wire" means an ethernet card then the simplest way I do these changes is to log in as root in a terminal, navigate to:
(or whatever your ethernet is called) and enter the relevant configuration variable in the file, such as IPV4_FAILURE_FATAL=no or IPV6INIT=no or IPADDR=192.168.10.1 etc. The possible variables are listed in:
though, as I understand it, this file is a little out of date which means that the very latest is in the source code, but I've never had to go there for my simple and ordinary purposes.
Last edited by tomwest; 11-05-2013 at 04:34 PM.